National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. 

Along with distributing more than 100,000 posters to schools, libraries, and individuals around the country to celebrate National Poetry Month, we have launched education projects such as Dear Poet in 2013 and Poet-to-Poet in 2014.

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