Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Great Regulars: Jennifer Benka: Well, one of the great things

about National Poetry Month is that the celebration has really been absorbed into the culture. We see grassroots programs across the United States that range from the poet laureate Erica Goss in Los Gatos, Calif., asking local businesses to put poems in their windows or near the cash register. There's a poet in Washington, D.C., Maureen Thorson, who has challenged people across the world, really, to write 30 poems in 30 days. And that's called NaPoWriMo--National Poetry Writing Month. There are displays of poetry in libraries across the country. The poet laureate of Indiana, Karen Kovacik, is organizing a display of 20 living poets from the state of Indiana at the Greenwood Library. So that's just a sampling of some of the many, many, many poetry celebrations and projects that are occurring during this month.

from Jeffrey Brown: PBS: Newshour: Conversation: For Poetry Lovers, April Is the Coolest Month


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