about the celebration
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it 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
Join thousands of individuals across the U.S. who carry a poem in their pocket.
Poetry & the Creative Mind
The 2018 annual gala was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 25.
Mar 24 2019
On Sunday, March 24, 2019, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., join City Lights Books in celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th Birthday with a day of readings, reminiscences and joy at City Lights—along with neighborhood events at the Canessa Gallery, Vesuvio's, and Café Zoetrope—featuring an amazing lineup of poets, writers, and friends reading Lawrence's work.
See the full schedule of birthday events celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti here: http://www.citylights.com/ferlinghetti/
To be considered for #PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week, we invite you to become a registered user of Poets.org and use our online calendar Poetry Near You to promote local events in your community.
1:00pm to 5:00pm
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway94133 San Francisco, California
Mar 19 2019
Hear established and emerging poets read their poetry as Bryant Park Poetry goes indoors for the winter. This month's program is presented in partnership with Tupelo Press.
Featuring the poets: Chaun Ballard, Joseph Campana, Mario Chard, and Nomi Stone.
Kinokuniya Bookstore provides a warm environment where you’ll meet other poetry aficionados. Located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas, between West 40th and West 41st Streets. The bookstore sits opposite Bryant Park. Books are available for purchase and for signing by the poets.
Winter Poetry readings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, January - April, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Readings are free and open to the public.
*Please note: programs are subject to change
1073 Avenue of the Americas10018 New York, New York
between West 40th and West 41st Streets
Mar 21 2019
Celebrate the launch of The Question Authority by Rachel Cline at Nuyorican Poets Cafe on March 21st at 7:00 p.m. Learn more about Cline's latest novel, which features a protagonist hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "beautifully crafted" and reignites the #MeToo movement by examining the effects of sexual abuse on two friends from childhood. The event will also feature an appearance by author Dennis Must and a musical performance by Marykate O'Neil.
Tickets are only $10 if you order now: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35133/production/1007088?performanceId=10384641
Admission fee: $15.00
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd Street10009 New York City, New York