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Poetry Alive Guide: Home

Resources for poetry from around the world

Introduction

This Research Guide is an introduction to SVC Library services for students. 

Here you will find:

  • article and film databases the library has and how to use them affectively
  • links to valuable web sites
  • Library  materials (books, DVDs, etc.)

Contact a librarian when you need assistance:

  • Mount Vernon: 360.416.7847 or mv.library@skagit.edu
  • Whidbey Island Campus: 360.675.5321 or chari.mcrill@skagit.edu

Assistance is available 24/7 - just click on ASK A LIBRARIAN at the library web page and follow the directions.

Words by Yahia Lababidi

Words are like days:
coloring books or pickpockets,
signposts or scratching posts,
fakirs over hot coals.

Certain words must be earned
just as emotions are suffered
before they can be uttered
- clean as a kept promise.

Words as witnesses
testifying their truths
squalid or rarefied
inevitable, irrefutable.

But, words must not carry
more than they can
it’s not good for their backs
or their reputations.

For, whether they dance alone
or with an invisible partner,
every word is a cosmos
dissolving the inarticulate

 

SVC Librarian

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Margret Mills
Contact:
Skagit Valley College

Norwood Cole Library

360-416-7760
****Please note that the College is on remote operations during Spring 2020 due to concerns related to Covid -19. All courses are online and campus locations are closed. Find out about Library Services during this time.