New York, NY (April 5, 2018)—Several cities across the United States, including Miami, Philadelphia, and San Antonio, are celebrating National Poetry Month this April with almost daily events. The Academy of American Poets, the New York City-based creator and producer of National Poetry Month, is also encouraging city residents to join in celebrating poets and poetry. Here is a list of up-coming special events in New York City this month not to miss:

April 6:  The Brooklyn Rail Celebrates Poetry Month with readings by Ann Lauterbach, Anselm Berrigan, Camonghne Felix, Charles North, and more, Brooklyn Rail, 253 36th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public

April 7:  East Side, West Side: El Barrio and the Hill with Sonia Sanchez and Willie PerdomoThe Langston Hughes Residence/I,Too Arts Collective, 20 West 127th St, Harlem, NY. 12:00 p.m., free and open to the public

April 7:  Poets and New York: Miguel Algarín, Alfred Corn, Toi DerricotteNew York Society Library, 53 E 79th St, New York, NY, 3:00 p.m., email [email protected] to register

April 16 to 22:  PEN World Voices Festival: Resist and Reimagine; see the full schedule and purchase tickets online
April 13:  Passwords: Danez Smith on Audre Lorde, Elizabeth Kray Hall - Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY, 7:00 p.m., $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members

April 17:  Celebrating 25 Years of Poetry in Motion®, New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY, 6:30 p.m., $10, free to museum members

April 19:  New Works: Safia Elhillo, Adrian Matejka and Ife-Chudeni OputaLillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th St, New York, NY, 7:00 p.m., free and open to the public

April 25:  Poetry and the Creative Mind, a performance of poems by Tim Daly, Patty Griffin, Christine Lahti, Lorna Simpson, Krista Tippett, Uma Thurman, Bill Yosses, and more benefitting the Education Program of the Academy of American Poets, Alice Tully Hall - Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY, 6:30 p.m., tickets from $45 can be purchased online or by calling the Alice Tully Hall box office at 212-721-6500

April 26:  Poem in Your Pocket Day; download the free Poem in Your Pocket PDF and visit the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education to learn more

April 28:  The Universe in Verse: A Celebration of Nature Through Poetry, a Brain Pickings event hosted by Maria Popova, with readings by America Ferrera, A.M. Homes, Sean Ono Lennon, and more, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY, 7:00 p.m., tickets are sold out but a live stream will be available online

April 30:  Tracy K. Smith, Jenny Xie, and Javier ZamoraButtenwieser Hall - 92nd St Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 8:00 p.m., $15, purchase tickets online