30 ways to celebrate national poetry month
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Sign up for Teach This Poem, a weekly series for teachers.
Encourage a young person to participate in the Dear Poet project.
Review these concrete examples of how poetry matters in the United States today.
Learn more about poets and poetry events in your state.
Ask your governor or mayor for a proclamation in support of National Poetry Month
Attend a poetry reading at a local university, bookstore, cafe, or library.
Read a poem at an open mic. It’s a great way to meet other writers in your area and find out about your local poetry writing community.
Start a poetry reading group.
Write an exquisite corpse poem with friends.
Chalk a poem on the sidewalk.
Ask the United States Post Office to issue more stamps celebrating poets.
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day today! The idea is simple: select a poem you love, carry it with you, then share it with coworkers, family, and friends.
Read about different poetic forms.
Read about poems titled “poem.”
Watch a poetry movie.
Watch or read Carolyn Forche’s talk “Not Persuasion, But Transport: The Poetry of Witness.”
Recreate a poet’s favorite food or drink by following his or her recipe.
Sign up for a poetry class or workshop.