Thursday, April 02, 2009

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April – National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was established in 1996 to promote and celebrate the reading of poetry throughout the United States. It was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long, national celebration of poetry.

Who is the current U.S. Poet Laureate ?
Who is the California Poet Laureate ?
What state appointed the 1st State Poet Laureate ?
Who is the current Children’s Poet Laureate ?

Join the ‘ Free Verse Competition ' @

Capture and share your own ephemeral bits of verse. Write lines from a favorite poem on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk. Take a photo before it disappears and post it on:

Flickr – Free Verse Group page
Facebook - Acadamy’s Fan Page
email your photo to

Include the source of your lines in the photo caption. All photos posted by April 15 will be automatically entered in the contest.

Check out the National Poetry Map. Find California poets, poems, events, literary journals, writing programs, poetry organizations, and more.

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