National Poetry Month at OPL

Harold Green will perform at Eastmont.

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to remind the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.

Here at OPL, we always celebrate poetry, but in April we get to really put that on display!

Publish Your Poetry

Jazz on Sunday Series

Select Sunday afternoons
Various locations
Friends of the Golden Gate Library presents Jazz on Sunday, a series of free summer concerts at the library

OPL Staff Share Their Words

Staff Poetry

Staff Poets at OPL

In honor of National Poetry Month, we'd love to share some staff talent. Enjoy these poems written by OPL staff.

Staff Poetry Recommendations

Poetry Book Lists

Oakland Youth Poet LaureateOakland Youth Poet Laureate

The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program celebrates literacy through poetry and connects young writers to far-reaching opportunities.
The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program is an unprecedented citywide effort to celebrate literacy through poetry and connect young writers to far-reaching opportunities.

Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Performances

OYPL Performances

OYPL Performances and More

OYPL poets are able to perform, speak, host workshops, plan projects, & share their truths in many ways. See what they've accomplished!

Poetry Reads for All Ages

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