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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Friday, April 1, 2016

April is National Poetry Month!

Mark your calendars! April is National Poetry Month and it starts TOMORROW!

"National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration 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 important place in our culture and our lives."

This is the 20th anniversary of the celebration of National Poetry Month! Founded in April of 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, their goals are to...

  • highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets,
  • encourage the reading of poems,
  • assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms,
  • increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media,
  • encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and 
  • encourage support for poets and poetry.

                   How can you participate? 
  • Read a poem to someone!
  • Read a book of poetry!
  • Attend poetry readings during the month! 
  • Sign up for Poem a Day, and receive a poem a day in your email!  
  • Find poems at and The Poetry Foundation.

AND, come by here all month long to learn about poets, poetry, listen to some poems and read some great poems too! 

Happy Poetry Month!


Harvee said...

And I would add: write a poem! Not as hard as it may sound.
Thanks for reminding us of the Poetry month!

Suzanne Yester said...

Great Harvee! I will be writing poetry this month too! Come back and enjoy the poems! Thanks for stopping by!

Serena said...

Writing poetry in April...of course! :) Maybe not every day in April, but definitely some this month...

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