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National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.

Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

 

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Text and Image courtesy: Academy of American Poets, 2019, https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home

National Poetry Month Events at SC4 Library

open mic poetry reading

 

 

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 30, 2020

On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem

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