about the celebration
This April marks 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.
Please join 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. will carry a poem in their pocket on April 21, 2016.
Poetry & the Creative Mind
Our annual gala will be held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 27, 2016.
Feb 06 2016
Baltimore Poet Steven Leyva will read from his work, centered around the his tuneful hometown of New Orleans, accompanied by drummer Josh Soto on congas and drum set. Coffee and snacks will be served before and during the performance with a question and answer session to follow. General Admission is $15, students and seniors are $10.
Admission fee: $15.00
Kittleman Room of Duncan Hall at Howard County Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway21044 Columbia, Maryland
Feb 09 2016
The One Page Poetry Circle will meet on Tuesday, February 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Agnes Branch Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue (near 81st Street; #1 train at 79th and Broadway), 3rd floor. Come and bring a single page of poetry by a known poet with the theme of Poetry from Afar—with copies for others, if you can. Email: email@example.com
St. Agnes Branch Library
444 Amsterdam Avenue at 81st Street10024 New York, New York
Feb 09 2016 to Feb 10 2016
Tuesday, February 9 & Wednesday, February 10
61 West Superior Street60654 Chicago, Illinois