April 01, 2006

National Poetry Month 2006

I, too sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen.
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.


from "I, Too, Sing America"

I'll post more info on "Poem On Your Blog 2006" early next week. Trying to create a graphic this year. We'll see.

Today marks the beginning of National Poetry Month. The Academy of American Poets gives a brief history of the event:

Inaugurated by the Academy in April 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country 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.

Posted by ronn at April 1, 2006 10:30 AM

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Ronn reminded me that April is National Poetry Month. Funny, I was just thinking this morning that I kind of miss poetry. When I was in high school and college I read quite a bit of poetry, and wrote a lot of it too. (Some awful, some good enough for ... [Read More]

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