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Interested in poetry?! Let us help guide you to some amazing resources!

Reference Librarian

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Julia Wilbers
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376


The library has a number of amazing poetry collections. Everything from the classic poets whose names you know but might not have read to contemporary poets getting lots of buzz! 


Don't let the idea of "poetry" deter you from giving it a chance. It's not all abstract and hard to understand - some poets tackle things with humor and others address contemporary issues in a way that really packs a punch. 


This guide will highlight a few titles and resources that will help you experience the depth, excitement, and sucker punch of poetry. Get excited to dive in!

A Sampling of Poets

Compilation of photos of Walt Whitman, Lucille Clifton, Tommy Pico, Jenny Zhang, Langston Hughes, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, and Morgan Parker