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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.
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Poet-to-Poet Project: A multimedia educational project that invites young people to write poems in response to those shared by award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors.
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!
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Our National Poetry Month poster for 2014 was created by acclaimed designer Chip Kidd.