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It’s National Poetry Month!: 30 Unique Ways to Celebrate Poets and Their Craft

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April is National Poetry Month! Inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, it has become the largest worldwide literary event. Schools, libraries, bookstores, publishers and fans of literature celebrate poets and their craft with events like Poem in Your Pocket, Poem-a-Day, and Dear Poet. If you are looking for creative ways to celebrate poetry in all its forms, here are 15 suggestions from the Academy of American Poets’ list of 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month: Sign up for Teach This Poem, a weekly series for teachers. Review these concrete examples of how poetry matters in the United States today. Learn more about poets and poetry events in your state. Ask your governor or mayor for a proclamation in support of National Poetry…

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