National Poetry month was started in 1996 and is celebrated every April.
Here are some links to poetry fun around the US:
- Poets.org - National Poetry Month
- Poetic Asides: 2011 April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge: Guidelines
- SCTimes.com/Up Next: Submit Haiku for Poetry Month
- Naperville, FL Public Library Teen Poetry Contest
- Poetry Month in Ashland, OR
- 13 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month (Seattle, WA)
- Celebrate National Poetry Month With A 7-Day Poetry Tour (L.A.)
- April is the month to express the poet in you (Western Suburbs, IL)
- NaPoWriMo.net (30 poems in 30 days)
- Second Annual Found Poem Challenge
- NYC Poetry Month Performances Set for Lunatics at Large's Sanctuary Project
- Writers-Editors Network 29th Annual International Writing Competition(just missed the 3/15 deadline for 2011, but the 2012 contest guidelines are already posted. Poetry category & other categories include: Nonfiction, Fiction, & Children's Literature)
- Rochester Poets 8th Annual National Poetry Month Celebration:
Sunday 4/10/11 2-4 p-m. in the Welcome Center at St. John Fisher College (3690 east Ave. Pitsford NY.) all poets welcome, email Frank Judge firstname.lastname@example.org for directions and details.
- 8th annual national poetry month celebnration at Liftbridge books
Over 40 area poets come together for an afternoon of verse.
2-5ish P.M. at the Lift Bridge Bookstore ( 45 Main St. Brockport NY)
Poets on the bill include: Bill Heydan, Wyn Mcclure, John Roche, Gary Lehman, Lawrence Berger, David Micheal Nixon, and more. Complete details at http://www.liftbridgebooks.com/.
And for you Tweeters - follow the Twitter hastag #NationalPoetryMonth
Thanks for forwarding your poetry events...you keep sending them and I'll keep adding them to the list above.