Apr 2, 2013

April is Poetry Month - Here are some FREE Resources from Poetry.org

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

Below is a great list of resources from poets.org and THIS is a direct link to their educator's page where you will find a wealth of ideas, lessons, units and so much more! 


What is National Poetry Month?: Frequently asked questions about NPM.
30 Ways to Celebrate: A month's worth of poetry activities that any community can take part in.
THIS YEAR'S PROGRAMS

Dear Poet Project: The Academy of American Poets invites students to engage with poetry by handwriting letters to poets serving on our Board of Chancellors.
Poetry & the Creative Mind: Each April, the Academy of American Poets presents a star-studded celebration of American poetry.
Poem in Your Pocket Day: Thousands of individuals across the U.S. will carry a poem in their pockets on April 18, 2013.
Poem-A-Day: Great poems from new books emailed each day of National Poetry Month. Sign up for your daily dose of new poems from new spring poetry titles.
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