“Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.”
Visit POETS.ORG for posters, poems, ideas on how to celebrate, poem-a-day, and – my personal favorite – POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY! April 24 is Poem in Your Pocket Day – carry a poem with you, as you meet with friends, sit next to a stranger on the tram, hanging out in the grocery store line, simply pull the poem out and read it to others – Happy Poetry Month! (Seriously, I haven’t been arrested for it yet.) Poets.org provides a variety of pocket-sized poems to share.