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Apr 23 2019
Residents of Minot, North Dakota, are celebrating National Poetry Month with Poetry Palooza, co-presented by Full STEAM Ahead, Humanities North Dakota, and the Minot Public Library.
Recently concluded programs include an open mic hosted by Classic Rock Coffee and a poetry and pottery workshop. Poetry Palooza's final event will be an ice cream social and reading at Main Street Books on April 27.
Visit Poetry Palooza to learn more.
Apr 18 2019
Launched in 2011, Northfield, Minnesota’s Sidewalk Poetry initiative showcases new poems by its residents on pedestrian walkways each year.
The poems, selected from a contest judged by a panel of local artists and civic leaders, are published and broadcasted by KYMN Radio in April. And in May, weather permitting, poems will be imprinted on Northfield’s sidewalks.
Apr 16 2019

The Kellog-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont, is bringing back PoemCity, a citywide celebration of National Poetry Month.

Apr 11 2019

San Francisco Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month this year with readings by world-renowned poets, film screenings about national poets laureate, blackout poetry crafts, and more.

Events not to miss for the remainder of April include a reading by Tongo Eisen-Martin, winner of a California Book Award and an American Book Award, on April 25, and an evening of South Asian-American poetry on April 30.

San Francisco Public Library
Apr 09 2019
WKMS, Murray State University's public radio station in Kentucky, is celebrating National Poetry Month with its Poetry Minutes series. Throughout April, WKMS is broadcasting original short poems every day.
Apr 04 2019
On April 7, 2019, Cyclovia Tucson will partner with The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, Urban Poetry Pollinators, and Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert—along with other local and regional arts organizations—in the hopes of reaching 40,000 people with a singular poetry experience in celebration of National Poetry Month.
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Apr 02 2019
Ellensburg, Washington, will host an annual Inland Poetry Prowl from April 5 to 7.
Apr 26 2018

The Atrocious Poets, a poetry collective based in Woodstock, Illinois, is observing National Poetry Month with One City, One Poet. This year's celebration aims to bring the life and legacy of "the people's poet" Carl Sandburg to the streets of Woodstock.

Apr 24 2018

The Howard County Poetry & Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) is partnering with Howard Community College to present the tenth annual Blackbird Poetry Festival on April 26, 2018, in Howard County, Columbia, Maryland.

Apr 19 2018

The Talking Chair at the Robbins Library in Arlington, MA features audio recordings of poems written and read by Arlingtonians of all ages and by Arlington Poet Laureate Cathie Desjardins. It was developed by Emily Calvin-Bottis, a digital and interactive experience designer and Arlington resident, with support from the Arlington Cultural Council.

The Talking Chair at Robbins Library