National Poetry Month is a month-long celebration of poetry which was introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. It takes place each April; this year marks the 20th anniversary. National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in history with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating and appreciating poetry in the US.
April is the month to take the opportunity to participate in this outstanding celebration of famous, inspiring poets in the world. There are countless ways to participate in this event, such as:
1.) Signing up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem each morning.
2.) Buying a book of poetry from the bookstore
3.) Attending a poetry reading
4.) Watching a movie that celebrates poetry
5.) Reading poetry with your friends
There are many more ways to be involved this month, so go out there and attend some events to celebrate poets and their inspirational writing. Here are some links for more information:
National Poetry Month Official Webpage
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