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 was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 19.
Aug 18 2017
Our Open Mic Nights, the 3rd Friday of each month, will give you an opportunity to share your words, music or comedy in a nurturing, comfortable space with some great people.
Bill Buschel is your host for the evening.
Admission fee: $5.00
Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Dr.10591 New York, New York
Aug 19 2017
The Johns Creek Poetry Group will feature local poet Karen Paul Holmes, who will read from her recent work and do a workshop on poetry submissions on Saturday, August 19.She founded/hosts the Side Door Poets group in Atlanta. In 2012, she received an Elizabeth George Foundation emerging writer grant for poetry. Her publishing credits include a number of journals and anthologies. Adults and students 10 years of age and older are welcome.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch Library
9560 Spruill Road30022 Alpharetta, Georgia
Aug 19 2017
Join us for monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. The event is free, and no preparation or knowledge of poetry is necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D Valdez Main Library.
Everyone is welcome to attend as we read from favorite poets, learn about new poets and share our views. Each participant will receive a packet of the poems to be read and discussed, sourced from the Poetry Center's world-renowned collection.
This month's poems will feature Japanese poetry, including haiku.
Joel D Valdez Main Library at University of Arizona Poetry Center
101 N Stone Ave85701 Tucson, Arizona