April 1, 2018

Happy National Poetry Month


T.S. Eliot wrote that "April is the cruelest month," but April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., the largest literary celebration in the world, created by the Academy of American Poets.

The Academy has many events and programs and many organizations and schools host events. There are always more poetry reading this month than usual. You might find an event near you at poets.org/poetsorg/poetry-near-you

Throughout the month of April, you will find posts tagged #nationalpoetrymonth.

One easy thing to do is to sign up for the Academy's Poem-a-Day to receive poems specially curated by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith for National Poetry Month.

And April 26 is "Poem in Your Pocket Day," a day to select a poem to carry with you and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. 

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