Pick up some Poetry!

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crowsBorrowBox has a great range of all kinds of different eBooks and eAudiobooks. Jessica from Cabra library is going to be picking out some poetry for us to listen to. All you need to access BorrowBox is your library card and PIN. There is no better way to experience poetry and the power of language and words than hearing it spoken aloud.

Here are some of her favourite poetry eAudiobooks:

From Shakespeare, with Love, The best of the sonnets by William Shakespeare, Read by David Tennant and Juliet Stevenson.
She is Fierce Brave, bold and beautiful poems by women, Collected, by Ana Sampson Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (Selected Poems) by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Read by Jeremy Northam.
Emily Dickinson (Selected Poems) by Emily Dickinson. Read by Teresa Gallagher.

Or perhaps you prefer to consume poetry on your own terms, with your eyes rather than your ears? There are plenty of fabulous collections, anthologies and histories to browse and borrow. Warning: You may find yourself whispering/chanting the words of something that particularly catches your eye or takes your fancy! Here is just a small selection of some of the eBooks available to borrow:

book coverDancing By The Light of The Moon, over 250 poems to read, relish and recite, by Gyles Brandreth.
Poetry for Millennials, A collection of wise and wonderful words for every #Millennial Problem, Edited by Tamsin King.
Dog Poems by the world’s greatest poets.
She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox.


picAccess eBooks/eAudiobooks on your phone, tablet or reader. Once you have installed the app, search for Dublin in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card number and PIN. Watch our how to video on Borrowbox. Members of other library authorities will need to log in using a different link.

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