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. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry's important place in our lives. 

Each April, the Academy offers activities, initiatives, and resources so that anyone can join in National Poetry Month online and at home:

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Apr 01, 2021

With this week marking the start of the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world, the Academy of American…

Mar 30, 2021

Thursday, April 1, marks the beginning of the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month, an occasion launched by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate…

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