April is National Poetry Month, people!
The Academy of American Poets proclaimed it so in 1996, and forevermore shall it be.
There are all kinds of readings, events, programs, and initiatives around Poetry Month, and I’ll try and keep up with some of the events going on in the South Sound.
The two things I know I’m going to try and do are:
1) Write a poem a day. Long or short, free verse or a new form. The thing is to simply write. I may post one or two here as well.
2) Poem in a pocket. On April 30th, carry a poem in your pocket and share it with people you meet during the day. What a nice way to wind up the month.
In the meantime, the most important thing to remember through it all is this:
POETRY is alive and kicking
an ancient and immediate expression of life as we see it
and it is happening everywhere.
Read it, speak it, and enjoy it!