“National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.” Read more about the creation of National Poetry Month here at Poets.org.
Ways to participate:
- Download the National Poetry Month logo (in color, grayscale, for web or print)
- Order a free National Poetry Month poster
- Learn how to participate in National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30, 2015
- Sign up to receive a poem-a-day in your email inbox
- Participate in NaPoWriMo.net 30 poems in 30 days prompts and poet web site listings (kicks off in March, but you can see previous year prompts if you want to create your own list)
- Participate in the 30 Day Poetry Challenge Facebook community, which posts a prompt each day in April and publishes an anthology later in the year
- If you find other ways to participate or NaPoMo activities, please share them in the comments!
NaPoMo 2015: Read brief descriptions for both of my National Poetry Month projects for 2015, sponsored by The Found Poetry Review for their PoMoSco challenge, as well as the Salt Lake Community Writing Center’s “30 Poems in 30 Days” contest
NaPoMo 2014: Read a summary and samples of published poems from my National Poetry Month project for 2014, sponsored by The Found Poetry Review for their Oulipost challenge
NaPoMo 2013: Read Pieced into Treetops, my book of poems published by the Salt Lake Community Writing Center’s “30 Poems in 30 Days” contest in 2013