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April 15, 2021 | Devin Cook

National Poetry Month: What to Read

In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in April, with the goal to encourage more people to read poetry and highlight the achievements of American poets and poets around the world.

Want some new poetry recommendations? Here’s some recommendations for poetry published in the last two years. Some of these titles can be checked out digitally, and others you can place a hold and pick up at the library later!

If you’re looking for some more “classic” poetry rather than contemporary, check out these poets below.

Here’s some poetry activities for kids!

Imagine Learning

Reading Rocks!

Scholastic Parents

We hope National Poetry Month inspires you to incorporate some more poetry into your lives!