Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Well, it is! This year is the 16th celebration of National Poetry Month.
Thursday, April 26 is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Be sure to have your favorite poem in your pocket all day, either from your favorite poet or one of your own rendering. Tweet the title and writer of your poem with the hash-tags #pocketpoem and #EmwWku to share with us and the National Writing Project.
The 10th Annual Poetry and The Creative Mind Gala will be on Thursday, April 5. You can purchase tickets by following this link.
Something that’s going to be occurring all month long is 30 Poets, 30 Days. Every day of the month, a different poet will Tweet her or his thoughts for the full 24 hours. Check out this page for the schedule of poets, and follow Poets.org on Twitter.
Something else that will last the entire month is Poem-A-Day, which I just signed up for. If you subscribe, you will receive a poem every day in your inbox during April.
Poetry.org also has a FREE Poem Flow App for iPhones.
The EMW would like to celebrate as well. I want to start off my stating that this is not a competition. This is a call for poems. In honor of National Poetry Month, send one original poem to email@example.com, we’ll be publishing these submissions throughout the month. This is open to all WKU students, faculty, and staff.