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                                                ~ April National Poetry Month ~

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with of millions ofreaders. Poetry takes an important place in our culture and our lives. Inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in 1996. Along the way we enlisted a variety of government agencies and officials, educational leaders, publishers, sponsors, poets, and arts organizations to help. National Poetry Month is a registered trademark of the Academy of American Poets.


April is National Poetry Month, which celebrates American poets and the verse art form. The month is commemorated with poetry readings by famous, local, and fledgling poets, writing workshops and festivals. The commemorative month was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.