National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month* is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.  The Academy of American Poets was inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), and founded National Poetry Month in April 1996 with an aim to:

*poets.org

Here are some local ways to join the celebration

 

BASE Camps

BASE Camps

Sign up for one of amazing summer BASE Camps. In honor of Poetry Month, see our Mosaic Mural and Spoken Word camps; both NEW this year.

Mosaic Mural

Mosaic Mural

Purchase a tile that will be part of the 600 sq ft mosaic mural commemorating poet Gwendolyn Brooks 100th Birthday.

Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam

On April 25th, Spoken Word club members from Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School and Percy Julian Middle School will gather on stage at School of Rock to compete by performing original poems.

 

 

 

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