about the celebration
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Thank you for joining in the celebration by listing your events and attending other events in your community, displaying this year's poster, participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day, recommending the Dear Poet project to a young person, signing up to read a Poem-a-Day, and checking out 30 more ways to celebrate.
We hope National Poetry Month's events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!
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A multimedia educational project that invites young people to write letters in response to poems shared by our Chancellors.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Join thousands of individuals across the U.S. who will carry a poem in their pocket on April 27.
Poetry & the Creative Mind
This year's annual gala was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 19.
Aug 21 2017
Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free community workshop! This writing group is open to writers of all genres — poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else — and even to those who think they've never written before! Writing supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself. All levels of experience are welcome. No advanced sign-up is necessary.
Central Library, Room 214
10 Grand Army Plaza11238 Brooklyn, New York
Aug 21 2017
Writers Without Margins hosts a poetry workshop at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library on the third Monday of each month during the summer. In each meeting, poets bring new work to share and receive feedback. Feedback centers on the aspects of the poem that are working, places where the poem is unclear, and suggestions for revision. All levels are welcome. You do not need to bring a poem to participate. The workshop is facilitated by Pamela Taylor, a Cave Canem fellow and graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA in Writing program.
Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library
65 Warren Street02119 Roxbury, Massachusetts
Aug 21 2017
Poetry Atlanta presents another evening of poetry, featuring poet Franklin Abbott.
Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore St30030 Decatur, Georgia