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April Is Still National Poetry Month


National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to remind everyone – perhaps especially non-poets – that poetry matters. It has become the largest literary celebration in the world. Despite the current pandemic, April is still National Poetry Month and it might be more needed than ever. 

Though some things have been revised for 2020 – probably no actual readings or gatherings – there are more virtual readings and workshops online. The Academy of American Poets has added a new online initiative, Shelter in Poems.

Here are some resources from the official website at

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