about the celebration
This April marked the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Thank you for joining in the celebration by listing your events and attending other events in your community, displaying this year's poster, participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day, recommending the Dear Poet project to a young person, signing up to read a Poem-a-Day, and checking out 30 more ways to celebrate.
We hope National Poetry Month's events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!
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A multimedia educational project that invites young people to write letters in response to poems shared by our Chancellors.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Thousands of individuals across the U.S. carried a poem in their pocket on April 21, 2016.
Poetry & the Creative Mind
Our annual gala was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 27, 2016.
Dec 11 2016
It's time for the annual Riverfront Readings Holiday Open Mic!
Read a seasonal poem or two, original or not, or one (very) short story, or come to listen!
Acoustic musicians also welcome.
To sign up to play or read, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-hosted by Riverfront Readings and The Writers Place Salon.See our website for details.
1800 W.39 th Street64111 Kansas City, Missouri
Dec 14 2016
Presentation of new issue, Vol. 17 #2 of The Manhattan Review.
Readings by Philip Fried, Neil Shepard, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, and Margaret Ryan.
Admission fee: $8.00
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St.10014 New York, New York
Jan 10 2017
Three poets will respond to the Agnes Martin retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum with readings from their own work: Ari Banias, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Souvankham Thammavongsa. The readings, which have been curated by poet Jen Bervin, will be followed by an exhibition view and reception.
Admission fee: $15.00
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue10128 New York, New York