Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More to consider for National Poetry Month

We're midway through April, National Poetry Month. If you've not found any interesting poetry resources, keep reading here. One of the premier places to look for poetry resources for April or any other time of the year is the Academy of American Poets.

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. (from the Academy of American Poets website)

And if you're up for some travel, a little roaming with your poetry reading/writing, read on.

Take your poetic license and hit the road in 2010. Just in time for National Poetry Month, also known as April, we're launching Poem on the Range, an ongoing and collaborative multimedia-mapping project, and we want to see your views of poetry in the world.

Be advised the above hyperlinked text only leads to a sampling of the amazing resources at the Academy of American Poets website. Have a cup of coffee or tea and dig in.