April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Continue celebrating National Poetry Month during the month of April. Indulge yourself in composing a ballad, an epic, an epigram, free verse, Haiku, a heptameter, an iambic pentameter, an idyll, a limerick, a lyric, a metaphor, a meter, an ode, pastoral, a quatrain, rhyme, a senryu, a sonnet, tanka, trochee or versification.

The poet doesn’t invent.  He listens.  ~Jean Cocteau
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. http://www.poets.org/

 

The true poet is all the time a visionary and whether with friends or not, as much alone as a man on his death bed.  ~W.B. Yeats

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