It’s National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month in both the U.K and the U.S.A and so libraries, schools and publishers will be holding festivals, workshops and poetry readings to celebrate it. The month-long festival aims to encourage people to indulge in the joys of poetry and highlights the importance of poetry in the national curriculum.

So, if you’re a poetry buff, someone who would like to get more into poetry or if you teach poetry and literature to children, then National Poetry Month is the perfect way to get inspiration. Why not get creative with the way you celebrate this ancient art? Write a poem on the pavement in chalk, organise a poetry reading or sign up for a poetry class. If you’re looking for a good place to start with poetry then visit the Poetry Archive website where you can listen to over a hundred poets reading their work.

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