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
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Poetry & the Creative Mind
The 2018 annual gala was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 25.
Dec 11 2018
Chase Twichell is the author of eight books of poetry, including Things As It Is and Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems, which won a Kingsley Tufts Award from Claremont Graduate University and a Balcones Poetry Prize.
The Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St60654 Chicago, Illinois
Dec 06 2018
Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Prize, as well as the poetry collection Swan Feast. She received the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison and is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.
Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the collection You Darling Thing (Four Way, 2018). Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes (Dial Press/Random House) was named one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year. Her first collection of poems, Beasts for the Chase, was a finalist for the Asian American Writers Workshop Prize in Poetry and won the Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize. She has been recognized with residencies at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a Discovery/The Nation Prize. She has taught fiction and poetry for the MFA Program at Columbia University, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY). She was born in New Delhi, India, and lives with her husband and children in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Donna Masini is the author of three collections of poetry, That Kind of Danger; Turning to Fiction; and most recently, 4:30 Movie (W. W. Norton, 2018), as well as the novel, About Yvonne.
Event is free and open to the public.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th St.10003 New York, New York
Dec 03 2018
Poets Hope Snyder and Michael Collier will read from their work, and an open mic will follow. The evening starts with classical guitar by Michael C. Davis and includes refreshments. The Village of Friendship Heights Center is a five-minute walk from the Friendship Heights Metro Rail station on the Red Line.
Cafe Muse is a longstanding, monthly poetry series in the Friendship Heights Neighborhood of Chevy Chase, MD, featuring nationally and internationally recognized poets. It is sponsored by The Word Works: www.wordworksbooks.org
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Village of Friendship Heights
4433 S. Park Avenue20815 Chevy Chase, Maryland