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Celebrate National Poetry Month

an old fountain pen on a manuscript

By Ángela Padrón

April is National Poetry Month! During this time, booksellers, librarians, parents, teachers, and students read, write and analyze poems while recognizing the literary accomplishments of many poets, both past and present. The Academy of American Poets began National Poetry Month in 1996 to encourage reading poetry in classrooms, to highlight the art of poetry and the legacy and achievements of American poets, and to push for more publications of poetry books.