April is National Poetry Month

Posted: April 9, 2010 by fsucenterforcreativewriting in Poetry, Resource
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April is National Poetry Month! Check out what some of these websites are doing to celebrate.

  • Poets.org features several programs for this year’s Poetry Month including Poem in Your Pocket Day, an invitation to carry your favorite poem with you on April, 29th, Poem-A-Day emails that feature poems from newly published books, and a Spring Book List featuring new poetry books published  by National Poetry Month Sponsors.
  • Scholastic has great resources for inspiring younger students to write poetry as well as activities, prompts, and resources to help guide the creative process.
  • The New York Times also has great resources for getting students involved with poetry that includes making illustrated chapbooks, posting a poem in different spots around school, and contributing to the Found Poetry Project.
  • Robert Lee Brewer has a blog featured at Writer’s Digest that is currently offering a daily poetry prompt.
  • readwritepoem is “an online gathering place for those who love poetry.” This month they’re doing their 3rd annual Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Challenge and posting a prompt a day submitted by website members. They’ve also got an ever growing list of journals, magazines, and poetry websites.

And of course, the Creative Writing Center is a great place to be during National Poetry Month. Stop by the Center to add a line to our Exquisite Corpse project, read some great contemporary literary journals, browse our poetry and fiction book library, pick up some local publications, or check out some books on the craft of writing poetry.

As always, more information can be found on our website, our Facebook group, or by calling us at 301-687-4340 or sending us an email.

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