Monday, April 2, 2018

April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month Poster from Poets.org

April is National Poetry Month! This is a month to read, write, listen to and integrate poetry into your daily lives. Of course, you shouldn't limit your poetry to the month of April, but rather jump-start your poetry this month and keep it going all year long.

There are some ideas to get you started:

The Academy of American Poets shares 30 Ways to Celebrate
Read poetry in translation from Words Without Borders
You might write a poem a day all month (Camille T. Dungy gives you tips on getting started)
Read more about Tracy K. Smith, our Poet Laureate
Visit a local, literary place
Read and subscribe to (i.e. financially support) a literary magazine
Buy a poetry collection published this year



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