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April is National Poetry Month! Explore this guide where we celebrate all forms of poetry through poems, videos, and resources you can find in your library and online!

April is National Poetry Month!


Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry's important place in our lives.