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It’s National Poetry Month!

Poet Ashley Lumpkin reads at the NCWN 2019 Spring Conference

Today, April 1, is really quite a day. It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball. It’s April Fool’s Day. And it’s the first day of National Poetry Month, an annual, month-long celebration of all the ways poetry matters.

The Academy of American Poets suggests a few ways to celebrate, including:

We also might suggest:

There are countless ways to enjoy poetry this month, and absolutely no rules. So, let’s celebrate!