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National Poetry Month (April): Home

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to celebrate the role that poets and poetry play in our culture. Read more at

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 29, 2021. On this day and every day, poetry can be a source of comfort and inspiration. Take a moment to find a poem that speaks to you.

Poetry Websites

National Poetry Month Poster April 2021

National Poetry Month Poster for April 2021

The 2021 poster was designed by twelfth grader Bao Lu from Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York, who was the winner of the 2021 National Poetry Month Poster Contest, and features lines by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.