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National Poetry Month
This guide supplements the April book display for National Poetry Month.
A list of links to books in DiPietro Library's catalog by selected poets.
Curated web resources about poetry.
What Is National Poetry Month?
April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry.
Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry's important place in our lives. Each April, the Academy offers activities, initiatives, and resources so that anyone can join in National Poetry Month online and at home.
Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology. She has written for the New York Times and has three books forthcoming with Penguin Random House.