Here are more links to poems from local poets in Roanoke Public Library’s celebration of National Poetry Month.
The project is spearheaded by Sarah Vecere at the Glenvar branch. “Poetry can be a voice of wisdom, comfort, and unity in troubling times,” says Vecere. “It’s an especially good time to share poetry that is uplifting or hopeful in tone.”
- “The Blue Ridge Mountain Moon” by Dee Bowlin.
- “A Child’s Lament” by KL Byles
- “Bones” by Jim Crawford
- “Pebbles on the Road to Peace” by Terah Cox
- “The Labyrinth Galaxy” by Cathryn Hankla
- Harvest Blaque
- “A Theory of Everything” by Mary Crockett Hill
- “Oh, the Forsythia” by Erika Joyner
- “Far from Home, Flailing” by Grant Kittrell
- “Bending Willow Drive” by Darby Lyons
- Haiku by Christina Nifong
- Two poems from Hayleigh Worgan
- “Blue” by Elizabeth Poliner
April is National Poetry Month, but with the stay-at-home order, currently scheduled through June 10, who knows. Maybe we can enjoy more of our homegrown poetry throughout the spring.
Are you interested in sharing your poetry? Contact Vecere using the contact form below.