April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Book Culture! On our Twitter and Instagram Story, we'll be posting a poem every day of the month. (Check out a list of our featured books below.) We'll also have some exciting events and other fun things to celebrate some of our favorite poetry this month!

Poetry-Related Events

April 10th at 7:30 - Poetry Book Club's First Meeting: This new book club will be discussing Bianca Stone's The Möbius Strip Club of Grief at Book Culture on 112th!

April 13th at 7pm - Karl Kirchwey and Dennis NurkseKarl Kirchwey reads from Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poetry at Book Culture on 112th!

April 17th at 7pm - Leah Umansky and David Gutowski: Leah Umansky reads from her new collection of poetry The Barbarous Century at Book Culture on 112th!

April 19th at 7pm - Hassan Najmi, Madeleine Dobie, Kathy Engel, Julio Ramos, and Mbarek Sryfi: Celebreat the release of Hassan Najmi's The Blueness of the Evening at Book Culture on 112th!

April 20th at 7pm - The Upstairs Play Series presents Rents and Catcall: The Upstairs Play Series is hosting the first in a series of play readings hosted in the upstairs event space *wink wink* of Book Culture on 112th!

April 24th at 7pm - Four Barnard Alumnae Writers: Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Sigrid Nunez, Susan Daitch and B.G. Firmani read from recent work at Book Culture on 112th!

Poem-a-Day Featured Books

The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson

Boy With Thorn by Ricky Laurentiis

Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith

Milk by Dorothea Lasky

Eye Level by Jenny Xie

Selected Poems by John Ashbery

Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis

Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey

The Möbius Strip Club of Grief by Bianca Stone

Other Features

Author Q&A with Gabriel Ojeda-Sague