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April is National Poetry Month, I'm so stoked!
Here are a couple of ways to celebrate a month's worth of poetry :

Download a PDF file or request a free poster and place it above your desk or somewhere you can see it everyday. This year's lovely poster was designed by Chin-Yee Lai, featuring words from the poem Our Valley, by current U.S. Poet Laureate Phillip Levine.

Pick a poem that you love and start memorizing it.

Spend at least 15 minutes of your day reading or writing poetry.

Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 26.

Listen to poetry. Here are some audio archives that you can listen during your commute.

Start giving away poetry to friends, co-workers, strangers. Little ways like posting your favorite verses on Facebook or Twitter, making bookmarks with poetry and leaving them at the library, writing postcards or letters to your loved ones.

The Academy of American Poets also listed 30 ways to celebrate this month.

As for this little blog, look forward to more poetry features in the next few weeks. And maybe some of my own, if I'm feeling brave. Let poetry inspire our lives once again. Here we go!

3 comments:

  1. oh thank you for the reminder!

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  2. Oh this is soooooooo beautiful ! The poster, the words, the poetry month (here it was last month)and I'm also planning on memorizing my favorite poem from Rilke, hopefully it will be soon :) and can't wait my dear Odessa to read yours :) Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful !

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  3. Wonderful, this sounds great! And yes, I'd like some of your own poetry too ... :) The poster design is amazing and so fitting.

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