National Poetry Month is a registered trademark of the Academy of American Poets.
Take your poetic license and hit the road in 2010. Just in time for National Poetry Month, also known as April, we're launching Poem on the Range, an ongoing and collaborative multimedia-mapping project, and we want to see your views of poetry in the world.
Contribute to the map by uploading and geotagging your videos or photos of poetic landmarks, cities, dwellings, streets, roadside ephemera, and other places immortalized by iconic poems. Go the extra mile by capturing your poetic pilgrimage on video as you read the poem on location.
Submit to the map by April 21, 2010 and you may be one of three people we send packing with a commemorative piece of hand-engraved jewelry from Jeanine Payer and a back-breaking load of poetry books and more. Happy trails!
The Brooklyn Bridge: New York City, NY Spanning the East River, between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, the architectural grace and strength of the Brooklyn Bridge has inspired artists of all disciplines.
The Graves of Poets: National For those who visit gravesites of poets they admire, it is not about the grandeur of the spot, but about communing with the individuals.
Robert Hayden's Bus Route: Ann Arbor, MI "Hayden lived not far from campus; however, his severe nearsightedness made it impossible for him to drive. As a result, Hayden regularly took the #5 bus that ran along Packard Street."
Walking Tour: Langston Hughes's Harlem, NY A guided tour of literary Harlem, including homes of influential poets and poetry advocates, inspiring views, and colorful anecdotes from Harlem's own Langston Hughes.
Dixon Bar: Dixon, MT "'Home. Home. I knew it entering,' opens the poem by Richard Hugo set in Dixon Bar, the sole bar in Dixon, Montana."