April is National Poetry Month

Horace wrote in his Ars Poetica, "A mediocrity in poets neither gods, nor men, nor even the booksellers' shops have endured." Never fear, Horace—booksellers have recommended some decidedly non-mediocre titles for the 2009 Poetry Indie Next List.

National Poetry Month is upon us! As usual there are many ways to celebrate, first and foremost by reading some poetry. Check out the titles above and find a bookstore near you at which to browse.

You can also check read a Poem-A-Day, put a poem in your pocket, and my favorite: take part in the Free Verse Project on Poets.org and flickr.