April is National Poetry Month!

To commemorate National Poetry Month, the New Brunswick Free Public Library and the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries published its 23rd Annual National Poetry Month Celebration Anthology in April 2023. The Poetry Anthology is open to all poets – from novice to previously published, and from New Jersey or across the globe. The deadline for submissions was March 24, 2023. The anthology is embedded on this page; below that is a link to download the PDF.

Poets who submitted poems for the Anthology read their work at the library’s annual Poetry Celebration on Monday, April 24th, via Zoom. Watch the recording of this year's Reading here or via YouTube:

Last year's Anthology can be viewed here. Last year’s Reading was conducted via Zoom on Monday, April 18, 2022; view the recording here. Check out this Tap Into New Brunswick article about our 2022 anthology!

The New Brunswick Free Public Library, co-sponsored by the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries, compiled its first ever Virtual Annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology in April 2021. The accompanying Virtual Poetry Reading was held on April 19, 2021: You can watch the recording of that event here.