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Wondering about how National Poetry Month got started, and why the month of April was selected?
Here’s the answer: Learn more at poets.org!
“Inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in 1996. Along the way we enlisted a variety of government agencies and officials, educational leaders, publishers, sponsors, poets, and arts organizations to help. National Poetry Month is a registered trademark of the Academy of American Poets.”
QUESTION: How do you commemorate National Poetry Month?