National Poetry Month

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. 

Along with distributing more than 120,000 posters to schools, libraries, and individuals around the country to celebrate National Poetry Month, our signature education project, Dear Poet, helps teachers and students engage with the art of poetry.

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