Monday, April 11, 2011

Flyleaf Books celebrates National Poetry Month

It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through April, which just so happens to be National Poetry Month.

Perhaps you’re wondering what it’s like to work in a bookstore during National Poetry Month. Does everyone speak in iambic pentameter? Do the folks behind the registers grimace, swig glasses of scotch, and mumble existential verses? Do the booksellers shake their fists and curse to the heavens when someone can’t tell the difference between a Petrarchan and Spencerian sonnet? Well, no, no, and no.

We encourage vandalism.

Next time you’re in our store, check out our National Poetry Month table. Flyleaf bookseller and Staff Poet Laureate Michael C. Peterson has a ton of great recommendations on display. And while you’re meditating over a villanelle or alexandrine, go ahead and write your favorite poetic lines on our table. Yep, you read correctly. Inspire others by writing lines from the poets who have inspired you: Maya Angelou, Li Po, Dorothy Parker, John Keats, Omar Khayyam, Shakespeare, Shel Silverstein, or Michael C. Peterson.

We’re eager to see what you’ll write!