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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,

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