National Poetry Month
The Academy of American Poets introduced National Poetry Month in April 1996 to celebrate the achievement of American poets and to encourage the publication, support, and reading of poetry. Since then, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world and is vital to the modern poetry movement, celebrating poetry and how it impacts our lives and the lives of those around us.
At Read Poetry we are proud to be a part of this community, which is honest, transparent, diverse, addresses social issues, encourages self-love, and gives people a safe space to explore and share experiences.
To celebrate, we will be exploring poetry through time and its role in crucial movements in American history. From Emily Dickinson, one of the sole female voices of her time, to Amanda Lovelace whose poems have been carried through The Women’s March in crowds of female voices, we want to celebrate how poetry has helped people stand up, speak out, and share their stories. These are our words. This is our call to arms.
Come back every week in April to explore new content featuring a wide range of poets and history. Happy National Poetry Month from Read Poetry!