Poetry is in the news – April is National Poetry Month.
This celebration was first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the US. Over the years, free books of poetry have been distributed, a postage stamp of Langston Hughes was issued, a gala honoring Poets Laureate was held at the White House, and poetry readings have been held across the country.
National Poetry Writing Month, also celebrated in April, encourages writing a poem a day in celebration of this literary form! Many teachers focus on poetry with their students this month, both reading and writing.
Whichever is your preference – reading or writing poetry – this is the month and we have many resources.
Come visit soon for materials on poetry or most any other topic.
National Poetry Month