17 December 2009

April is National Poetry Month

Yes, I know it isn't April yet. But this morning I got an email that the posters are coming soon. The Academy of American Poets (at Poets.org) puts out a great poster celebrating poetry every year well before April. Here's how you get one for yourself:

Free National Poetry Month posters are available by request—while supplies last—to teachers, librarians, and booksellers. Submit your request now to receive the poster in time for April 2010. Sign up >

But don't wait until April to celebrate poetry! The other thing you can do right now is participate in the Free Verse Project. This is a very cool way to mashup poetry and photography. First check out some of the cool photos in the Poets.org Flickr group like the one below which was chosen to be last years AAP Poetry month poster!

Watch the whole slideshow here! Then go out and create your own poetry and graphic mashup! Post it on your Flickr page and submit it to the group. Who knows, maybe you will be chosen for the next April is Poetry Month poster!

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