Happy National Poetry Month! Here are some ways to join the celebration:
Introduce this year’s National Poetry Month poster, designed by Maira Kalman, with this special lesson plan.
Invite your students to participate in the Dear Poet project by writing letters in response to videos of our award-winning Chancellors reading their work. We will consider all letters for publication on Poets.org in May 2017, and our Chancellors will reply to select letters of their choosing.
Save the date for this year's Poem in Your Pocket Day. On April 27, people across North America will carry poems to share with others throughout the day. Download a packet of poems for the occasion and learn how to bring Poem in Your Pocket Day to schools, bookstores, libraries, public spaces, and on Twitter (with the hashtag #pocketpoem).
For Earth Day on April 22, browse these poems about nature.
And share your activities with us on social media this month using the hashtag #npm17.