In honor of National Poetry Month …
“Stage a Poetry Slam is a comprehensive guide for both budding and seasoned Slammasters — people in charge of organizing and promoting poetry slams and spoken word events.”
“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.”
Here are 30 ways to celebrate!
Celebrate! April is National Poetry Month and the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award will be given to North Dakota author Louise Erdrich today in Wahpeton.
Includes selected poems from Erdrich’s two previous books of poetry, Jacklight and Baptism of Desire, and nineteen new poems.
National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets to:
- bring attention to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern
- increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture
- acknowledge and celebrate poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated
Check out 30 ways to celebrate!
The BSC Library has many books and journals devoted to poetry and poets.
Discover them via the ODIN library catalog.