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Poetry Matters!

National Poetry Month Poster

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?

April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry by the Academy of American Poets, and serves as a reminder that poetry matters, and that poets play an integral role in our culture, impacting and shaping readers and artists. 

The Academy offers a number of events each April, creating a month long literary celebration of poetry's importance. Some of our favorites include: 

You can follow the thousands of celebrations taking place on social media with the official hashtag #NationalPoetryMonth and follow the Academy of American Poets on Twitter and Instagram @POETSorg.

Enjoy the celebration!


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