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.
Apr 18 2019
As part of our celebration of National Poetry Month, this reading will feature Mary Eliza Crane, Erika Michael, James Rodgers, Joannie Stangeland, and David D. Horowitz.
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5:00pm to 8:00pm
111 5th Ave. South98020 Edmonds, Washington
Apr 18 2019
Marple Library invites you to join us Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. for a Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration.
Carry a poem in your pocket on this day to share with others – we can help find one at the library if you need one. Then join us for a lively, fun-filled evening of poetry games and informal readings. Play “People Poetry”, share a favorite poem you’ve read (or even one you’ve written yourself!), and end the session with a guided haiku writing exercise. This program will be led by Bonnie Neubauer, a poet and the author of several creative writing books.
This event is free and open to all. Space is limited therefore advanced registration is requested. To register for this event, please visit or call the library at (610) 356-1510.T he Marple Public Library is located at the corner of Sproul and Springfield Roads in Broomall.
Marple Public Library
2599 Sproul Road19008 Broomall, Pennsylvania
Apr 18 2019
Join us once a month for a free discussion based workshop for poets of all skill levels from teens to adults. Learn about forms and techniques, read and study published authors, and bring and share your own works for constructive criticism. Each month will focus on different topics or give you a chance to work on revisions. To register call 336-373-7540.
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Benjamin Branch Library
1530 Benjamin Parkway27408 Greensboro, North Carolina