Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Poetry Foundation Poetry App for Android and iOS

Wanting to read poetry shouldn't just be confined to April. There are times when you need a bit of Auden or a touch of Anna Marie Hong. The good news is that Smartphone and table users can download the free Poetry App from the Poetry Foundation.


You can sort by title, the first line in the poem or type in the name of the poet. Some of the poetry is in audio format so you really could listen while you work. And because we live in sociable times you could share a poem you really like via Facebook and Twitter.

I installed the app on an inexpensive tablet. It worked fine. I was able to select what I wanted to read. I did have trouble playing back the audio poems. I'm 99% sure my device is the problem but I just wanted to put it out their that there could be an issue.

So if you have wanted a way to read more Naruda or Christina Rossetti then this app could work for you.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Book Spine Poetry Photo Contest Finalists

Post by: Shatford Library Student Association

Hello everyone! Sorry about the wait, we had 33 wonderful entries to vote on. After much deliberation we have come up with not four, but six finalists. (Yeah, they were that good.)

So, without further adieu, I give you the finalists.

¡Ask a mexican!  
Everything you need to know about latino history  
The end  
-Yvonne Romo

Let your life speak  
All things bright and beautiful  
The winged energy of delight  
Taking tine to just be  
Something to remember me by  
-Thomas Elrod

Ride the big red cars  
Scenic view ahead 
 Out with the stars  
Los Angeles  
The California I love 
-Tiffney Sanford

Not like I’m jealous or anything  
Would I lie to you  
-Elizabeth Donahue 

Come to me in silence  
Never let me go  
Come my beloved  
Come be my light  
-Zack Elkhaldy

Frog and toad together  
Lost in the woods  
Where the sidewalk ends  
A family of poems  
-Kelly Cole

Congratulations to the six finalists! 

Vote here. One vote per person please.

The winners will be announced at our potluck on Monday, April 29th. More details about the potluck will be included in an email coming to you soon. If you are not on our mailing list our email address is on the sidebar. Just shoot us an email and we will add your address to the list.