Monthly Archives: March 2016

Poetry Month

April is “National Poetry Month” a celebration of poets and poetry started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Over decades Booth Library has collected hundreds of volumes of great poetry by single and multiple authors Take a look at a few selected titles listed below including American classics as well as bright new voices like EIU’s own Charlotte Pence and Ruben Quesada. The EIU English department celebrates National Poetry Month with readings and events

You can find all kinds of celebrations nationwide including this link to famous poets reading their work from the Poetry foundation. Booth library of course also offers many different resources related to the study and enjoyment of poetry including the Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry or these encyclopedia entries from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

book cover image All the odes
Pablo Neruda ; edited by Ilan Stavans
2013
PQ8097.N4 A2 2013

And the Short Seasons : Poems
Maxine Kumin
2014
PS3521.U638 A6 2014


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Dog songs : Thirty-five dog songs and one essay

Mary Oliver
2013
PS3565.L5 D64 2013

Hi, Koo! : a year of season
Jon J. Muth
2014
811.54 M983hi

Letter composed during a lull in the fighting : poems
Kevin Powers
2014
PS3616.O88348 L48 2014x

book coverLines of Defense : poems
Stephen Dunn
2014
PS3554.U49 A6 2014

Metaphysical dog
Frank Bidart
2013
PS3552.I33 M48 2013

Moon before morning
W.S. Merwin
2014
PS3563.E75 A6 2014

Next Extinct Mammal
Ruben Quesada
PS3617.U47 N49 2011x

Exiled from the throne of night
Luis Cernuda, Translated by Ruben Quesada
PQ6605.E7 A2 2008x

Many small fires
Charlotte Pence
PS3616.E529 M36 2015x

The branches, the axe, the missing
Charlotte Pence
PS3616.E529 B73 2012x

On poetry
Glyn Maxwell
2014
PR6063.A869 O52 2013

book coverPoet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel
Jerome McGann
2014
PS2642.P63 M34 2014

Poetic sisters : early eighteenth-century women poets
Deborah Kennedy
2013
PR555.W6 K46 2013

Poetry of the First World War : an anthology
Tim Kendall
2013
PR1195.W65 P638 2013x

Pug and other animal poems
Valerie Worth
811 W899pu

book coverRobert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning : poems and letters
2003
PR4202 2003

Stay, Illusion
Lucie Brock-Broido
2013
PS3552.R6145 A6 2013

Woman without a country : poems
Eavan Boland
2014
PR6052.O35 A6 2014

Books for Downton Abbey fans

The final episode of Downton Abbey has aired, to the regret of its many fans!  Booth Library has many fiction and nonfiction books to satisfy readers’ interest in all things Downton.  Topics include aristocratic life in elegant mansions and castles, society during the World War I years and Roaring ’20s, and Upstairs/Downstairs-style drama.  The following books are on display in the library’s 3rd floor hallway, close by the central staircase.  All are available for checkout.

  • American Heiress: A Novel
  • Goodwin, Daisy.
  • PR6107.O6625 M9 2012x
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  • Benedict Hall
  • Campbell, Cate, 1952-
  • PS3603.A4694 B46x 2013
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  • Circles Of Time
  • Rock, Phillip, 1927-
  • PS3568.O33 C5 2013x
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  • Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story Of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age
  • Stuart, Amanda Mackenzie.
  • CT3150.B34 S83 2007x
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  • Distant Hours: A Novel
  • Morton, Kate, 1976-
  • PR9619.4.M74 D57 2011
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  • Fallen Skies
  • Gregory, Philippa.
  • PR6057.R386 F35 2008
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  • Fiercombe Manor
  • Riordan, Kate,
  • PR6118.I58 G57 2015
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  • Future Arrived
  • Rock, Phillip, 1927-
  • PS3568.O33 F8 2013
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  • House at Tyneford
  • Solomons, Natasha.
  • PR6119.O455 N68 2012x
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  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy Of Highclere Castle
  • Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of.
  • DA570 .C37 2011
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  • Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
  • Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of.
  • DA578 .C29 2013
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  • Lake House: A Novel
  • Morton, Kate, 1976-
  • PR9619.4.M74 L35 2015
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  • Memory Of Lost Senses
  • Kinghorn, Judith.
  • PR6111.I59 M46 2014
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  • Passing Bells
  • Rock, Phillip, 1927-
  • PS3568.O33 P37x 2012
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  • Promise Me This
  • Gohlke, Cathy.
  • PS3607.O3448 P76 2012
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  • Return Of Captain John Emmett
  • Speller, Elizabeth.
  • PR6119.P39 R47 2012
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  • Spear Of Summer Grass
  • Raybourn, Deanna.
  • PS3618.A983 S64 2013b
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  • Summerset Abbey: A Novel
  • Brown, T. J.
  • PS3602.R722893 S86 2013
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  • To Marry an English Lord
  • MacColl, Gail, 1954-
  • F128.47 .J37 1989
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  • Typewriter Girl
  • Atlee, Alison.
  • PS3601.T545 T97 2013
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  • Unlikely Suitor
  • Moser, Nancy.
  • PS3563.O88417 U55 2011
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