April is National Poetry Month. We’ve gathered some poetry and related items from Open Collections for your enjoyment.
UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections has 250 posters concerned with the advocacy for peace, equality and harmony during the Vietnam War era from the University of California’s Berkeley campus and other regions in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Berkeley 1968-1973 Poster Collection contains a series of posters promoting poetry reading events:The CiTR Audiotapes collection is a collaboration between UBC Library’s Digitization Centre and CiTR 101.9 FM (the Student Radio Society of UBC). Spanning 1949 to 2000, this collection comprises interviews with independent artists and writers. Here is a recording of an address given by writer Margaret Atwood for the Alma Mater Society’s women’s studies program, including readings from her novel The Edible Woman and several poems:
The BC Historical Books collection also contains a collection of poetry.
Here’s a book of prose and poetry related to Stanley Park:
Finally, check out this beautiful calligraphy from the UBC Library Framed Works Collection. The note from the verso reads: “Written and illuminated by my father Lionel Haweis Vancouver 1911. He threw the work out as he was not satisfied with the art work & lettering. As a child I rescued it from his waste paper basket. He was surprised and very pleased I had the interest at 8 years.”