creative writing

National Poetry Month: Resources for Poets and Writers

We’re in the final full week of National Poetry Month. This week we’re featuring resources at Doherty and around Houston for aspiring poets.

Houston supports an active creative writing scene.  In addition to having our own Poet Laureate, Gwendolyn Zepeda, poetry events and literary readings are held throughout the city almost every week. Here are a few sites for finding an event near you:

Poetry Events at Houston Public Library

The Poetry Card – Readings Around Town

First Fridays Poetry Reading Series

We also have a wealth of resources at Doherty to help aspiring writers develop their poetic voices. If you’re looking for some inspiration, try reading new poetry in a literary magazine or  journal. You can access full-text articles from some of the top journals in the field through the library website:


American Poetry Review

The New Yorker

Poetry Magazine

The Atlantic

The Paris Review

For books about poetry writing and more Poetry Month resources, see our Poetry Month Pinterest board.