Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.Offerings and plans at Poets.org:
30 Ways to Celebrate
Subscribe to receive a poem a day in your Inbox
Poem in Your Pocket on April 24th
Poet to Poet Project for grades 3-12
National Poetry Month FAQ
Do you have any plans for National Poetry Month?
She plans to be a writer one day and live in the City of Paris,
Where she will describe the sun as it rises over Buttes-Chaumont.
"Today the dawn began in small pieces, sharp wedges of light
Broke through the clouds." She plans to write better than this...
(Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing here, at The Writer's Almanac.)
Poetry Friday is hosted today by Amy Ludwig VanderWater at The Poem Farm.