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National Poetry Month

In the month of April, we reflect on national figures in the poetry field, as well as local poetry connections. Enjoy!

National Poetry Month April 2021 PosterLooking to celebrate?

Check out "30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month at Home or Online" from the Academic of American Poets:

  1. Sign-up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem each morning.
  2. Sign-up to receive a free National Poetry Month poster, or download the PDF, and display it for the occasion.
  3. Read 2020’s most-read poem, Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Kindness.”
  4. Record yourself reading a poem, and share why you chose that work online using the hashtag #ShelterinPoems. Be sure to tag @poetsorg on twitter and instagram!
  5. Subscribe to the Poem-a-Day podcast.
  6. Check out an e-book of poetry from your library.
  7. Begin your virtual meetings or classes by reading a poem.
  8. Talk to the teachers in your life about Teach This Poem.
  9. Learn more about poets and virtual poetry events nation-wide.
  10. Read about your state poet laureate.

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