April is National Poetry Month!

From http://www.poems.org

Since 1996, April has been recognized as National Poetry Month.  It was introduced by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

From the official page:

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated.

Here are some of our suggestions for exploring the subject of poetry:

**Tor.com is sharing Science Fiction and Fantasy poetry every day this month
**Browse the Biblio.com Poetry section to find that perfect book to tuck into your bag and read
**The official Poems.org site provides 30 ways to celebrate and share poetry with your community
**Make-an-Offer on scarce Poetry books from Biblio sellers.
**Check out the poetry-related posts on Bibliology

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