This month we celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month
Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. In 2021, the Academy of American Poets celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration!
Each April, the Academy offers activities, initiatives, and resources so that anyone can join in National Poetry Month online and at home. Learn more here.