From Book Patrol: Poetry is Wanted Here!

By DPLA, April 27, 2015.

This post is part of a series from Book Patrol, a blog run by DPLA Community Rep Michael Lieberman that highlights interesting news, images, and related content from all corners of the book universe. To learn more about Book Patrol, visit

Happy National Poetry Month! Here’s a taste of just some of the poetry goodness that lives within the confines of the Digital Public Library of America. From the postcard featuring an excerpt from a poem by Alex Caldero proclaiming ‘Poetry is wanted here!’, to a sampling a of dust jackets, to a lunch poem from second graders, poetry is alive and well at DPLA.

An excerpt from a poem by Alex Caldero proclaiming ‘Poetry is wanted here!’

The First book of poetry [Title-page]. 1811

The pleasures of poetry. (Vol. 2) 1947

Poetry as a means of grace.

The poetry of the Bible, a new anthology

Poetry Week at Miss Duckett Monroe School Washington, DC, 1947

School lunch poetry from a second grade class at Ashley Elementary,Vernal, Utah. Undated