Posts Tagged ‘National Poetry Month’

npm2013_posterApril is National Poetry Month, founded in 1996 by the American Academy of Poets. And, I have been loving it! Poetry is therapeutic, especially in this, “the cruelest month” when we have days that feel like we just haven’t shaken winter.

Twitter offers one of the best ways to experience National Poetry Month.

Every day, a stream of poetic tweets posts to #PoetryMonth, #NPM, and #NaPoMo. It’s like a poetry stock ticker! Here are some tweeps who are making Poetry Month extra special.

@POETSorg #poetsviapost
The American Academy of Poets tweets quotes, insights and poetry-related news. Even better, this month they feature postcards with advice to young poets at #poetsviapost. The whole montage of cards is also collected at the Poets Via Post Archive.

@penguinusa #penguinpoetry
Penguin is highlighting quotes by poets from Hafiz to Blake to Rilke. Users who retweet or share their favorite lines at #penguinpoetry qualify to WIN a book of poems—a new *prize and winner* each day!

@fsgbooks #LorcaNYC
Farrar Straus & Giroux tweets from Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York to celebrate their beautiful paperback reissue of this important collection, written while Lorca was a student at Columbia in 1929-1930.

The winners of the New York Public Library Annual Poetry Contest are being showcased throughout the month. Entries were sent to them in March, and they have posted screengrabs of winning poems (aka tweets) on their website.

The Rumpus Poetry Month Project is publishing an original poem and tweeting it out every day of April. This is the fifth year they have celebrated Poetry Month with a previously unpublished poem of the day.

@PoetryFound @poetrymagazine
The Poetry Foundation and their accompanying Poetry Magazine are tweeting quotes and links to poems by twenty featured poets this month. Click here for the complete list of poets along with biographies.

National Poetry Month from Poets.org

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