April 1, 2011

National Poetry Month 2011


Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has sponsored National Poetry Month each April.

It's a month when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its place in American culture.

Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

Some events online include:

Poem In Your Pocket Day: Join thousands of individuals across the U.S. by carrying a poem in your pocket on Thursday, April 14.

Poetry & the Creative Mind: Each April, The Academy of American Poets presents a star-studded celebration of American poetry.

Poem-A-Day: Great poems from new books emailed each day of National Poetry Month. Sign up for your daily dose of new poems from new spring poetry titles.

Spring Book List: Check out the new books of poetry available each spring.


National Poetry Map: Find out what is happening in your state by visiting our redesigned and updated National Poetry Map.

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