April’s National Poetry Month!

Hope you had a great weekend! A new month has started and with it comes a couple of special celebrations, such as National Poetry Month.

According to Poets.org, National Poetry Month began in 1996 after the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March).  The purpose of the event is to:

You can participate in the celebration of poetry in many ways.  Some of which includes:

  • Follow the thousands of National Poetry Month celebrations taking place using #npm17 and follow the Academy of American Poets on Twitter @POETSorg.

  • Use the National Poetry Month logo to promote your events. It can be downloaded here.

  • Order a free National Poetry Month poster and display it proudly.

  • Invite K-12 students to participate in our Dear Poet project by writing letters in response to poems shared by the award-winning poets serving on our Board of Chancellors.

  • Attend Poetry & the Creative Mind, a celebration of poetry from the reader’s perspective featuring leading and luminary actors, artists, and public figures, on April 19, 2017, in New York City.

  • Participate in National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27, 2017.

  • Sign up for Poem-a-Day.

  • Join the Academy of American Poets and show your support year-round for poets and poetry.

  • Share your photos and feedback about your National Poetry Month celebrations with the Academy of American Poets by emailing npm@poets.org.

You can find more info about over at Poets.org.  Request your own National Poetry Month poster from the site here.

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