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April: National Poetry Month

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Victor Valley College Library

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a special occasion that celebrates poets’ integral role 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. 

Source: National Poetry Month

Celebrating April

A few poets born in April: 

Alone” by Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928)
Anything Can Happen” by Seamus Heaney (April 13, 1939)
Haiku 2” by Etheridge Knight (April 19, 1931) 
The Red Poppy” by Louise Glück (April 22, 1943)
Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly? (Sonnet 8)” by William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564)
Flying at Night” by Ted Kooser (April 25, 1939)
What Comes” by Carolyn Forché (April 28, 1950)
Since Nine O’Clock” by C. P. Cavafy (April 29, 1863)
The Body Remembers” by Yusef Komunyakaa (April 29, 1947)