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April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by The Academy of American Poets in 1996 to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.


What is it? How do you celebrate it? Here are some links from the Academy of American poets website, http://www.poets.org/  .



 

What is National Poetry Month?: Frequently asked questions about NPM.

30 Ways to Celebrate: A month's worth of poetry activities that any community can take part in.


You can explore the library’s American contemporary poetry collection in non-fiction at 811.54. Poetry from other countries will be found at other areas in the 800’s.