April Isn’t the Cruelest Month

One of the most famous openings in western poetry are "April is the cruelest month", the first five words of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.

Not all poets feel that way about April, clearly, as the month is theirs to highlight their favorite literary form. You can dive deep into poetry this month too with our National Poetry Month collection on Overdrive and the Libby app, full of contemporary selections, or try something more classical with this Always Available collection of selections from hoopla.

Need more information on specific poets or movements within poetry? Bloom's Literature has all the biographical and literary history you need, including images and timelines that easily embed into Google Classroom and many other LMS systems. Just click the "Poetry" link on the canon page to learn more.

Bloom's Literature from Infobase has all the author biographies and literary criticism you need for your reports, essays, and lesson plans