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 12 2016
All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In February, the book club discusses Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems by Juan Felipe Herrera. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
61 West Superior Street60654 Chicago, Illinois
Feb 19 2016
Poet Guest Eamon Grennan will read from his work , followed by Narrowbacks Eileen Korn Estes, Jesse Winch, Terence Winch, Llinda Hickman, and Brendan Mulvihill on fiddle in a concert of traditional Irish music with stepdancers from the Culkin School and Irish coffee and beer for sale in the lobby.
Admission fee: $35.00
Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway21044 Columbia, Maryland
Feb 23 2016
Hosted by Scott Hightower, poet, reviewer, translator, and faculty at NYU Gallatin.
726 Broadway10003 New York, New York