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Sunday, April 14, 2013

April is National Poetry Month: Poetry Books

National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. It is celebrated every April in the United States and (since 1999) in Canada as well. Since 2000 Great Britain has celebrated a National Poetry Month each October.
National Poetry Month was inspired by the success of Black History Month, held each February, and Women's History Month, held in March. In 1995, the Academy of American Poets convened a group of publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary organizations, poets, and teachers to discuss the need and usefulness of a similar month long holiday to celebrate poetry.
The first National Poetry Month was held in 1996.
-from Wikipedia

This month I will be posting poems along with the books they come from to highlight National Poetry Month.  For this post I want to give you all a chance to do a little poetry book shopping.  Here is just a glimpse at a few books on the TBR list of many people.  



Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite books of poems?

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