April Is Poetry Month

Observed each April, National Poetry Month the largest literary commemoration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s prominent place in our culture and our lives.

While poets and poetry are celebrated, the Academy of American Poets was inspired by the successful commemorations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), and founded National Poetry Month in April 1996 with the goals to:

Whether you write poetry or not, there are many ways to participate and discover the joys of poetry. Here are just a few:

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