Monday, April 11, 2011

Morning Pages (4) National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is a month long poetry party celebrating poets and poetry, began in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. The concept of NPM is to gain some attention to individual poets and poetry in general to the media, to what poetry is, and to celebrate living and dead poets.
The goals of NPM are to bring notice to the accomplishments of the American poets, expose more people to the awesomeness of reading (and watching, and performing) poetry, expose poetry to the public, make poetry more important in our education system, increase poetry sales, and encourage people of all ages to write their OWN poetry.
This week I'll be posting some poetry themed teasers and audio and video clips highlighting my favorite poets and poetry.

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