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National Poetry Month

April 29, 2013

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Highlighted below are a selection of our author and literary collections that feature original poetry.

Juggling Names poem, February 4, 1980

Juggling Names poem, February 4, 1980, Naomi Shihab Nye Papers, MS 159

Naomi Shihab Nye

Nye has has published writings for children, the young adult novel Habibi and several collections of original poetry, including Different Ways to Pray, 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East,  A Maze Me: Poems for Girls (originally titled Sweet Sifter in Time) and Honeybee. Some of her poetry compilations include I Feel A Little Jumpy Around You: Paired Poems by Men & WomenThe Tree is Older Than You Are, and Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems & Paintings from Texas.

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Draft of "Working the Stone" page 13 titled "Against the Sun" with edits, Bryce Milligan Papers, MS 169

Draft of “Working the Stone” page 13 with edits, Bryce Milligan Papers, MS 169

Bryce Milligan

Milligan is the author of five collections of poetry: Daysleepers & Other Poems Litany Sung at Hell’s Gate From Inside the Tree Working the Stone ), Alms for Oblivion andLost and Certain of It ). Milligan is also the author of four historical novels and short story collections for young adults, including With the Wind, Kevin Dolan , which received the Texas Library Association’s “Lone Star Book for Young Adults” award.

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Bárbara Renaud González

“Valentine’s Day” with edits, Bárbara Renaud González Papers, MS 321

Bárbara Renaud González

Bárbara Renaud González is a free-lance writer, journalist and activist. Her book, Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? was published in 2009 making her the first Chicana author to be published by UT Press. Since 1997, González has focused on her writing, which includes journalism, essays, investigative articles, opinions, poetry and fiction.

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