Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Your Beacon bookstore carries some great poetry titles for adults and children alike.
We carry several titles by Mary Oliver, a beloved poet of many of our congregants: A Thousand Mornings, Why I Wake Early, and both of her Selected Poetry Volumes. Our denomination’s Beacon Press is the publisher for several of her works.
We have several titles by Rumi, the 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic: Rumi: A Spiritual Treasury; Rumi: Day by Day; Rumi’s Little Book of Life, and more.
Translated by native Persian speakers, Rumi’s Little Book of Life is a beautiful collection of 196 poems by Rumi, previously unavailable in English.
In children’s poetry, we carry:
Poems to Learn by Heart – There’s a poem to celebrate every moment in life. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us.
We also have talented poets in our congregation:
Butterfly A Rose by Emily Newberry – a description in poetry of her transgender journey to becoming a woman
Bathless by Vince Fitzgerald – Vince’s widow, Linda Fitzgerald, gave a moving testimony this month.
We also carry titles by William Stafford, Rilke, and others. Come visit our Adult Poetry section AND our children’s Poetry section to find a great title to treasure.