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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, 2022. 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 2022

National Poetry Month Poster for April 2022

The 2022 poster was designed by eleventh grader Lara L. from Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers, New York, who was the winner of the 2022 National Poetry Month Poster Contest, and features a line by 2021 Presidential Inaugural Poet and 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.