Started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, this month-long celebration was originally designed to get the word out about contemporary poets and poetry in the United States.
The Academy of American Poets offers many resources for aspiring or seasoned poets. To visit the home page click here.
In April many libraries, publishers, schools and other literary agencies celebrate poetry by hosting a number of learning and competitive activities geared to bringing awareness to every US citizen young and old alike.
If you’ve never written a poem, this is a great month to try. If you’re like me, I’m not a poet and I honestly know it, (see, that last sentence proves I could use lots of help with my verses.) check out the websites below for some tips:
To learn more about the history of National Poetry Month click here
If you want to participate in the National Poetry Month but don’t know how – visit The Academy of American Poets National Poets Month
If I get up the nerve, I may give poetry a try. Maybe I’ll start with humm…a limerick…There once was a man from… I’ll let you fill in the rest.
Hope you enjoyed this post. If so, let me know in the comments section and if you’re feeling bold, share some poetry.