National Poetry Month


April is National Poetry Month!

To celebrate, the Academy of American Poets is sponsoring all sorts of goodies: a Poetcast, a Poem-a-Day, and Life/Lines, to name a few. Today, my life/line is up on the Poets.org website. I picked a quote from James Wright’s poem, “How Spring Arrives”:

They too must have slept all night with their eyes open.

What is National Poetry Month you ask? From Poets.org’s FAQ:
“National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long, national celebration of poetry. The concept was to increase the attention paid-by individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines. In the end, we hoped to achieve an increase in the visibility, presence, and accessibility of poetry in our culture. National Poetry Month has been successful beyond all anticipation and has grown over the years into the largest literary celebration in the world.”

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