As a special collaboration for this year's National Poetry Month in April, we've teamed up with the League of Canadian Poets to create a guide for families, schools, and businesses to inspire and assist with local Poem in Your Pocket Day celebrations. The guide features poems by classic and contemporary American and Canadian poets.
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National Poetry Month is approaching. Here are some events happening around the country for the week of March 28 to April 3.
Arizona Humanities is hosting a series of programs celebrating National Poetry Month during the month of April. Free programs and workshops will take place in Gilbert, the San Carlos Apache Reservation, downtown Phoenix, and Flagstaff.
We're continuing to round up National Poetry Month events happening around the country. Here are some events for the week of March 21 to March 27.
Mount Pleasant Poetry Project
The Mount Pleasant Poetry Project is hosting a neighborhood poetry adventure throughout Washington, D.C. To participate, write a poem and drop it off in one of the Poem Dropbox Locations.
This week, we're featuring the Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry Project, an initiative that showcases poems by English Language Learner students at Foster High School in the Seattle area, many of whom were forced out of their countries and lived in refugee camps before arriving in the United States.
Each week through the end of National Poetry Month, we’ll be rounding up a list of NPM events happening around the country. Here are some events for the week of March 14-March 20.
Sen. Al Franken's Poetry Contest
U.S. Senator for Minnesota Al Franken is hosting his fifth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students grades K-12. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life." Poems must be submitted by April 19.
Every week through the end of National Poetry Month, we'll be spotlighting celebrations from around the country. This week's feature is the O, Miami Poetry Festival, whose mission is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Dear Poet, our National Poetry Month education project that invited young people to respond to poems written and read by some of the award-winning poets who serve on our Board of Chancellors. We received 1,500+ letters from students (and teachers), and our Chancellors were thrilled to respond to a selection of them. We've included others from across the country, and around the world.
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day. Take a look at how these innovative schools and libraries are celebrating this year.