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Resources for various library celebrations and observances.

About the National Poetry Month eBook Display

About National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was launched in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to remind the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.

Here's a list of ways you can celebrate National Poetry Month at home and online:

  • Find online poetry readings and events through the Poetry Near You Calendar
  • Sign up for Poem-a-Day and enjoy a free daily poem in your email, poems are curated by the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Follow the thousands of celebrations taking place on social media through the official hashtag #NationalPoetryMonth and follow the Academy of American Poets on Twitter and Instagram

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