National Poetry Month

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.


What is National Poetry Month?: Frequently asked questions about NPM.

Dear Poet Project: The Academy of American Poets invites students to engage with poetry by handwriting letters to poets serving on our Board of Chancellors.
Poetry & the Creative Mind: Each April, the Academy of American Poets presents a star-studded celebration of American poetry.

Poem in Your Pocket Day: Thousands of individuals across the U.S. will carry a poem in their pockets on April 18, 2013.

Poem-A-Day: Subscribers receive previously unpublished work by contemporary poets, as well as classic and historical poems, delivered daily.


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