National Poetry Month is a registered trademark of the Academy of American Poets.
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.
Mayoral Proclamations: View the official proclamations that the Academy has received in support of National Poetry Month. Request an NPM proclamation from your own mayor!
CELEBRATE POETRY YEAR-ROUND
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In April 2013, the Academy celebrated the important and enriching role that letter writing has played in the lives of poets. This official National Poetry Month poster was designed by graphic artist Jessica Helfand. She was selected to create the poster by the acclaimed designer Chip Kidd.
Poster Gallery: Visit the NPM Gallery to view or purchase copies of posters from previous years.