National Poetry Month
April Fools and the beginning of National Poetry Month? Seems like a killer day to us!
[April 1] marks the start of National Poetry Month, the monthlong celebration of the verse inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. The April initiative aims to highlight the legacy and achievements of America’s poets, and is among the largest literary celebrations in the world.
Head over to Jacket Copy for a round up of various ways poetry is being celebrated this month, and don’t forget to check out our very own Rumpus Poetry Book Club and make sure to download a free copy of the Rumpus Original Poetry Anthology!