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National Poetry Month: Home

National Poetry Month

Books on Display

All books listed below are in the 3rd floor display case. To check one out, please see the Circulation Desk. 

What is National Poetry Month?


"National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated."

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day is on Thursday, April 30 this year. See the video below for more information.


Want to discover new poetry? Subscribe to Poem-A-Day to receive daily emails from unpublished poets! 

Subject Guide

April Stiles