Mar 27, 2015

Poetry Friday: Looking Forward to National Poetry Month

Thanks to Jone at Check it Out for hosting Poetry Friday this week!

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Wednesday, April 1st marks the beginning of this year’s National Poetry Month! I look forward to April each year and the poetry-related festivities that abound throughout the month. It is a wonderful time to revisit familiar poems and poets, discover new favorites, and celebrate poets and poems around the world.
Each year, the Academy of American Poets publishes a poster to promote National Poetry Month. I absolutely love this year’s poster, which was designed by Roz Chast and features a line from Mark Strand’s poem, “Eating Poetry”:

Here are some great resources to help celebrate this year’s National Poetry Month:
The Academy of American Poets

Education Place


Reading Rockets



School Library Journal

During National Poetry Month this year, I plan to explore “new to me” poems and poetic forms. How will YOU celebrate? Happy Writing!


  1. Happy upcoming National Poetry Month.

  2. That poster is so fun! Happy National Poetry Month, Becky. I hope to be reading Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver, and Shel Silverstein.

  3. I love poetry. I should dust some of my books off and reread them. And find some new favorites as well. Thanks for the reminder.


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