April is National Poetry Month (it’s also National Stress Awareness Month, but someone else can blog that), and we decided to do something special to recognize and help promote it. National Poetry Month was started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets (Canada joined in the fun in 1999).
With the help of friends, we will be posting poems old and new, reviews of poetry books and whatever news we can get our hands on – with a goal of at least one post for each day of the month.
We’re also thinking about a couple of giveaways – random drawings to receive a book of poetry (or two). Those will be some of the 30 postings for the month.
And, in the comments section, please feel free to link to your own poems and/or link to a favorite poetry or poet’s site. (FYI, if you haven’t commented before, WordPress will suspect you’re spam and stick your comment in the “to be checked” file for the editor. We’ll be checking several times a day, so don’t get discouraged.)
To get things off on the right ode, here’s a link you can subscribe to receive a poem a day throughout the month of April.
- Poets and Poems: Benjamin Myers at “The Family Book of Martyrs” - January 31, 2023
- Poets and Poems: Laura Mullen and “After I Was Dead” - January 24, 2023
- “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” – An Old Poem, a New Artwork - January 17, 2023