National Poetry Month / poetry

Celebrate Poetry!

 

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Happy National Poetry Month! How do you plan to celebrate? If you need some ideas, Poets.org gives you 30 ways to celebrate. I love the take a poem out to lunch suggestion as well as the memorize a poem idea. And don’t forget about Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 18th!

Here are a few links to others celebrating this month:

Each day in April, The Cossack Review is posting videos of poets reading their favorite poems.

The Rumpus is posting a new previously unpublished poem every day  through the end of the month. Check out the link about their free multimedia poetry anthology if you have an iPad.

Poets.org is featuring a daily letter/postcard of advice from a poet to young poets, the first from none other than Rita Dove.

Found Poetry Review is hosting a Pulizter Remix and you can follow along on their Facebook page.

Don’t miss The Poetry Foundation’s Record-a-Poem on SoundCloud opportunity.

Robert Lee Brewer’s back with daily prompts and his April Poem-A-Day writing challenge.

Stacia Fleegal is hosting a Found Poetry Twitter Project and you can participate.

There’s also lots of great people doing daily poems for a cause on their blogs or hosting poetry book giveaways such as Jessie Carty and Rachel Bunting. Please share a link to your blog if you’re doing something similar this month.

I’ll end with the poem Shoulders by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Happy April to all of you, Andrea

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