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2015 National Poetry Month, And a PAD Poem

It’s April and it’s National Poetry Month–two good things right there. For those out of the loop, National Poetry Month has all kinds of good things for poets and those interested in poetry. The Academy of American Poets offers a …
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What I Have in My Pocket

                          In my right jeans pocket I have 75 cents in change, a ticket stub for “Titanic,” a dollar bill that’s gone through the wash once already, a …
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Sprucing Up for National Poetry Month

For poets and those interested in poetry in the U.S., National Poetry Month every April is like a month-long national holiday. Even if some of us don’t pay more attention to poetry (because we’re already immersed in it), poetry gets …
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Ack, those love poems!

Finally, after an intense January of poetry judging and article writing, back to blogging! And what more appropriate topic than love poems, with Valentine’s Day upon us. The Poetry Foundation has an excellent online piece, How to Write Love Poems …
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Poetry Month Winds Down

          This is the final day of National Poetry Month 2011. I hope you found some interesting ways to celebrate; and I hope you stay involved in poetry beyond the month of April—as a writer, a …
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Thursday, April 14, is Poem in Your Pocket Day

      An active way to share poetry with others, especially those who may not be exposed to poetry much on a daily basis, is to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day. This even is now sponsored nationally …
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A Poem a Day: Literary Vitamins

One way to make sure you read poetry every day is to sign up for poems to be delivered to you electronically. E-mail subscription is common, but some of the following providers offer iPhone apps or RSS feeds. Some of …
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What is National Poetry Month?

    In the U.S., National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 as a month-long celebration of poetry each April. As their website says, “Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, …
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