Tuesday, April 04, 2006

April is National Poetry Month


National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long, national celebration of poetry. The concept was to increase the attention paid-by individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines. In the end, we hoped to achieve an increase in the visibility, presence, and accessibility of poetry in our culture. National Poetry Month has been successful beyond all anticipation and has grown over the years into the largest literary celebration in the world.
You can sign up to receive a poem of the day in your email inbox on their website. Click here to find Monday's poem by Louise Gluck. Or you can check out her entire book at the library. Share your favorite poem here on this webpage by posting a comment.


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