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National Poetry Month: Ideas for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and this guide features some of the best poets and their poems.

National Poetry Month Activities

Here are some ideas for National Poetry Month:

Read a new poem each day through Poem-a-Day

Share a poem that you like with your friends or family on April 30 which is designated as a Poem-in-your-pocket.

Create your own poem. Remember that a poem doesn't have to be long. A couplet is a good beginning,

Choose any book from our online exhibit and read a poem or chapter from that book.

Visit the Poetry Learning Lab from the Poetry Foundation to listen to poems of famous poets, read individual poems, or explore interesting collections of poetry, and get guides to selected poems.

Visit Poets.org website for more information on poems, poets, and activities related to National Poetry Month.