National Poetry Month Archive

A History of National Poetry Month

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Since the inception of National Poetry Month in 1996, people around the world have spent every April celebrating poetry.

I Forgot to Remember to Forget: Three Poetry Chapbook Reviews

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For National Poetry Month this year, I read three poetry chapbooks that revolve around memory. Childhood memory, historical memory, the body’s learned memory, how place or sound or smell or language or popular culture evokes memory—the chapbooks here all touch on one or more or many of these themes.

Round-Up: National Poetry Month, Imre Kertész, and a PEN Award

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From tips to celebrating National Poetry Month to a winner announcement for a literary prize, here’s last week’s literary news: April is National Poetry Month. The Academy of American Poets suggests several ways to celebrate this year, including participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day, pledging to read a poem