Since April is National Poetry Month, we asked our librarians and staff members to share their favorite poems and poets. Stop by your local library to discover (or rediscover) these fantastic purveyors of verse!
“My favorite poet is Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and her poem that… READ MORE
In honor of National Poetry Month, and Immigrant Heritage Week, we are very pleased to share some poems from the outgoing Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella.
Maria has served as Queens Poet Laureate—the person charged with promoting a love of poetry and literacy throughout our… READ MORE
April 18, 2019 - Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, in partnership with Queens Public Library and Queens College, today announced the launch of an open call for applications for the next Queens Poet Laureate, a prestigious position charged with promoting a love of poetry and… READ MORE
“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.” ―… READ MORE
Thank you to everyone who submitted poems to Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest!
All the entries had to reflect the 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”
You’ve had a chance to read the poetry of our four winners, and see the pictures from our awards ceremony.… READ MORE