Saturday, April 01, 2017

National Poetry Month 2017

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. The American Library Association is one of the sponsoring organizations of National Poetry Month.

National Poetry Month aims to:
  •     highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets,
  •     encourage the reading of poems,
  •     assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms,
  •     increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media,
  •     encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and
  •     encourage support for poets and poetry.
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others. The Twitter hashtag will be #pocketpoem.

On the PDF version of this year’s poster, each image is clickable and links to a poem. Check it out below - click an image; read a poem!

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