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.
- 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month online and at home
- 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month in the virtual classroom
- Find virtual poetry readings and events on our Poetry Near You calendar, and add your own virtual events if you’re hosting any
- Display the official 2020 National Poetry Month poster
- Sign up for Poem-a-Day and enjoy a free daily poem in your inbox
- Follow the thousands of celebrations taking place on social media with the official hashtag #NationalPoetryMonth and follow the Academy of American Poets on Twitter @POETSorg
- Share a #pocketpoem on Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30