April is (among other things) National Poetry Month! Started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets (poets.org), National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world. There are a myriad of ways to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of poetry in our culture:
- The Academy of American Poets hosts the “Dear Poet Project“, which invites students in middle through high school to write letters in response to poems.
- You can request a National Poetry Month poster and hang it in your library.
- You could sign up to receive a poem-a-day in your email.
- Build a creative book display (and if you do, please send us a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us whether we are allowed to share it on our blog!)
Check out this list of 30 ways to celebrate national poetry month.