• Library Displays,  Library News,  New Books

    Book Spine Poetry

    Welcome back! Looking for a creative outlet to get your brain power flowing again? Celebrate National Poetry Month by making book spine poetry at the library. Stack books so that their titles, from top to bottom, create a poem. On the main floor, Mrs. Kittler has set up an interactive display where you can view and contribute to our spine poetry collection – check it out! Here’s my rather free-verse example, which features some of our shiny new arrivals:   History is all you left me  In the country we love Carry this book To capture what we cannot keep. (Click on the lines above to visit each book’s website.)…

  • Library News

    New Book Display: Immigration in America

    A new book display is up in the Baker Reading Room - a gathering of books dealing with immigration in America. The poem 'Home' by Warsaw Shire accompanies the display and begins with: "No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark." Stop by to read the poems and check out a book today. #ohrstromlibrary #bookdisplay #books #immigration #immigrants #home #warsanshire #poem #poetry #refugees #librariesofinstagram #bakerreadingroom

  • New Books

    New Poetry at Ohrstrom

    When the weather gets frosty, why not head to Ohrstrom and dive into our new and featured poetry books? These three titles will get you thinking about topics including…   The nature of language:   Archeophonics, by Peter Gizzi Wesleyan University Press 811 G45A “Archeophonics is the first collection of new work from the poet Peter Gizzi in five years. Archeophonics, defined as the archeology of lost sound, is one way of understanding the role and the task of poetry: to recover the buried sounds and shapes of languages in the tradition of the art, and the multitude of private connections that lie undisclosed in one’s emotional memory. The book…

  • Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Research

    First World War Archive: extracting everyman poetry

    Below is a 3-minute video describing how to pull the everyman/amateur poetry from the library’s First World War Archive.   Looking for biography/analysis of well-known WWI poets?  Highly recommended are 2 of the library’s eRef collections: Salem Literature and Gale Virtual Reference Library.   Questions?  Thought?  Do be in touch!  😉  Ms. Sanborn  

  • Fine Arts,  Language,  Literature

    Poetry Break

    Taking a break from Humanities research?  As part of National Poetry Month want to then use that break to read biographical content about a favorite poet, or to enjoy an analysis of a favorite poem? Consider the Literature eReference Collection from Salem Press, purchased by the Library. Perhaps a little: Frost Heinrich Heine Jane Kenyon Ogden Nash Henry Reed Rainer Maria Rilke Of the grounds?  Do log in first, to http://vpn.sps.edu  in order to access this content. Photo by Mr. Littlehand