Wednesday, March 28, 2012

April is National Poetry Month!

The Academy of American Poets invites libraries across the nation to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American Culture during National Poetry month this April.  Since it's inception in 1996, the national celebration of poetry looks to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops and other events.  

As part of the celebration the Academy has designated April 26th as Poem in Your Pocket Day.  The idea is for individuals to select a poem and carry it with them through out the day to share with co-workers, family and friends.  Some ideas for libraries to participate include starting a "poems for pockets" giveaway in your library and/or posting a poem on your blog or social networking page.

For more information, celebration ideas and sample poems visit

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