April is National Poetry Month! Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.
There are many ways to celebrate poetry during the month of April online and from home.
Check out the these ideas from the Academy of American Poets found at Poets.org
- Learn more about Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Debra Marquart by reading her memoir, The Horizontal World: Growing Wild in the Middle of Nowhere (DBO15302).
- Sign-up for Poem-a-Day, curated this month by award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and read a poem each morning.
- Read 2021’s most-read poem by a contemporary poet, Amanda Gorman’s “In This Place (An American Lyric).”
- Subscribe to the Poem-a-Day podcast.
- Follow the thousands of celebrations taking place on social media with the official hashtag #NationalPoetryMonth.
There are more great ideas at poets.org to help you celebrate the love of poetry.