Happy National Poetry Month 2013!
It's hard to believe that when the Academy of American Poets launched National Poetry Month in 1996, only a few hundred people participated. Today, it is the largest literary celebration in the world with special events taking place in thousands of schools, libraries, bookstores, and communities nationwide. Here are some ways to participate in National Poetry Month this year:
Go to the main site at poetry.org to sign up for a Poem-a-Day. Read a poem, write a poem, illustrate a poem, collage a bit of a poem into your art work. Enjoy the written word!