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 will carry a poem in their pocket on April 27.
Poetry & the Creative Mind
This year's annual gala will be held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 19.
Mar 30 2017
Come and enjoy an evening of poetry with Red Hen Press. Join us as we showcase readings of our intern and staff’s original works and share your own. The evening will be filled with laughter, life stories and no doubt some rather nervous first time readers. Help us support our budding authors and poets by coming out and sharing a drink and a poem or two.
One drink minimum.
Find out more on our website: http://redhen.org/rhp-open-mic-poetry-night/
9:30pm to 11:00pm
72 N Fair Oaks Ave91103 Pasadena, California
Mar 31 2017
Mary Bunten's work has appeared in SAVEUR, Art Lies, The Houston Press, The Austin Chronicle, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of Houston, where she received a C.Glenn Cambor Inprint Fellowship. Previously she worked in the publicity department of W. W. Norton, as a teacher for Writers in the Schools, and as the director of The Writers Place. She lives in Kansas City.
The Writers Place
3607 Pennsylvania64111 Kansas City, Missouri
Apr 01 2017
Celebrate National Poetry Month surrounded by the beauty of nature. Walk the gardens to find plants that have inspired poets. Perhaps be inspired to write and share poems of your own! This is a family fun activity, for kids 5 and up with a registered adult. Register with code: 2902018801 at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring
Admission fee: $6.00
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road22312 Alexandria, Virginia