Friday, April 1, 2011

April is National Poetry Month!

In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established the month of April as National Poetry Month.  Since then, April has marked the annual month-long celebration of the "art of poetry, living poets, our complex poetic heritage, and poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern."  The idea behind National Poetry Month is to help "increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry's ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated."

Visit Poets.org for a whole section on Poems for Teens.  There is some great poetry to be read and celebrated.

Are you a poet yourself?  If you have any interest in showcasing some of your poetry at the UHS Library or on the library blog, please see Mrs. Fournier.  This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard!  And don't forget to stop by the UHS Library to check out all of the poetry books in the library's collection.

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