In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, CSUMB will be hosting a number of events. The following library resources may be of interest to those wishing to learn more about related topics. The APIA Heritage website has additional information.
April is National Poetry Month. “National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.” --poets.org
The following selection of poetry books from the CSUMB Library’s collection represents the library staff and faculty’s favorite poets and poems. Enjoy!
Barks, Coleman, JalaÌl al-DiÌn RuÌmiÌ, Reynold Alleyne Nicholson, and A Arberry. A Year with Rumi : Daily Readings. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006.
Borges, Jorge Luis, and Alexander Coleman. Selected Poems. New York: Viking, 1999.
|Dickinson, Emily. Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1960.|
|Donne, John, and Charles Coffin. The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne. New York: Modern Library, 1994.|
|Dylan, Bob. Tarantula. New York: Scribner, 2004.|
Frost, Robert, and Edward Connery Lathem. The Poetry of Robert Frost : The Collected Poems. New York: Henry Holt, 1979.
|Hopkins, Gerard Manley, and Walford Davies. Poetry and Prose. London : Rutland, Vt.: J.M. Dent; C.E. Tuttle, 1998.|
|Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.|
|Oliver, Mary. New and Selected Poems. Volume One. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004.|
Shakespeare, William, Katherine Duncan-Jones. Shakespeare's Sonnets. London: Methuen Drama, 2010.
|Thomas, Dylan, and Daniel Jones. The Poems of Dylan Thomas. New York: New Directions, 2003.|
|Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. New York: Modern Library, 1993.|
|Since 2000 California has dedicated March 31st to promoting service and community in honor of Cesar Chavez’s life and work. Chavez spent his life fighting for farm workers’ rights, helping to build the United Farm Workers Union. More info about Cesar Chavez’s many accomplishments can be found on the Cesar Chavez Day library web page.|
Looking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library and others, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more. Lists of new books and DVDs in that area, and tables of contents of most recent issues of key journals, are updated automatically. You will also see the contact information for the librarian subject specialist in that area. Ask us a question, or let us know if there’s a resource you think should be included! You can choose guides by subject (Cultural Studies, for example), or you can click on a course code, such as SBS, to see a list of guides that are relevant to research in that area.