Abrams ComicArts senior editor Carol Burrell reading “Gawain and the Green Knight,” by anonymous, in Middle English, with subtitles from the translation by J.R.R. Tolkien (with the help of Melanie Sanders) at yesterday’s Vino & Verse event celebrating National Poetry Month. #npm14 (at Abrams Books)
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We’re looking down on Wayne’s basement. Only that’s not Wayne’s basement. Isn’t that weird?
Garth, that was a Haiku!
It’s National Poetry Month and it’s also National Library Week and to celebrate, here’s a Haiku as a #LibraryLoveLetter!
Photo credit: Cambridge. King’s College Library (Interior) Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01099 Title: Cambridge. King’s College Library
In a Library by Emily Dickinson
Now that is a Library Love Letter! Note that in addition to it being National Poetry Month, it’s also National Library Week. Two great things to celebrate, and that poem does a more than fitting job of covering both.