National Poetry Month

April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry

BrookLyn Blank, Student Writer 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. In 2021, the Academy of American Poets looks forward to celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration!

Each April, the Academy offers activities, initiatives, and resources so that anyone can join in online and at home and—hopefully—find comfort, resilience, and connection throughout the month of April and beyond:

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At GNA, National Poetry Month is both celebrated and honored. Every day during the month of April, a student will be reading a poem over the loudspeaker during morning announcements. Students will be participating in “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” as well as other activities to help spread the appreciation of poetry throughout our school.