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April 2023 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Nat'l Poetry Month

National Poetry Month 2023

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration organized  by the Academy of  American Poets. Per the Academy's website regarding National Poetry Month, the celebration is  to "remind the public that poets have an integral role to play in (American) culture and that poetry matters." While the celebration covers American and Canadian poetry, poetry has been part of many world cultures and part of the literature during many historical periods.
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Websites with more information:

10 of the Best Poems by African American Poets (

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month (Academy of American Poets)

African American Poems (Best Poems Encyclopedia)

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Poetry 180 (Library of Congress)

Twenty, Ten, Twenty-Five (20 poets, 10 poems, 25 years of National Poetry Month) (Mellon Foundation - project was done in 2021 to celebrate the 25th anniversary on National Poetry Month)



Books & E-books

Some books and e-books in our collection related to poetry include :

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