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National Poetry Month Is Here!

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Instituted by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month was established “to remind the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.”
Usually, National Poetry Month is a time for poetry readings and celebratory activities around poetry and poetry writing. As we shelter in place, we’re bringing the celebration to you!  We will be collecting video clips of poets, mostly local, who will read a poem for your reflection and enjoyment. Here is the link to the Poetry YouTube Playlist.  Get inspired!  See if you feel moved to write a poem of your own. Now, more than ever, we need poetry!

Want to dive in deeper?  See these websites for more poetry:
Would you like a poem delivered to your inbox each day?
Or maybe you’d rather HEAR the poem.
Want more videos?
And, of course, you can SEE our poetry videos on the Poetry YouTube Playlist
For more information about National Poetry Month, see the Poets.org site

And as William Carlos Williams put it, “if it ain’t a pleasure, it ain’t a poem.”

 

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