Thursday, April 4, 2013

Guest Post: April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month!

The National Celebration of American Poets and world poetry was created by the American Society of Poets in 1996 and given their “National” designation by President Bill Clinton. In 1999, The League of Canadian Poets also established National Poetry Month created to expand and educate the world of poetry, particularly with younger audiences.  Both groups in the U.S. and Canada fill the month with lots of activities. 

Canada celebrates Young Poets Week in the second week of April. On April 18th, America celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day, a day to carry your favorite poem in your pocket to share with those closest to you. The American Society of Poets also hosts a star-studded gala in honor of American poetry every day during this month.  Between these two groups there is plenty to do this month!

So celebrate National Poetry Month! Read, write and rediscover the world of poetry this month.
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