April is National Poetry Month, an official celebration of poetry started by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.
Do you have a favorite poet or poem? Maybe you’ve even written your own poems… share them with other DogEared readers in the comments below.
And how about some of these fun ways to celebrate:
–Write a poem in chalk on the sidewalk.
–Organize a poetry reading during lunchtime with your friends.
–Find the poetry section in your school library, close your eyes, pick a book at random and check it out.
–Write a poem for your mom and save it to give to her as a Mother’s Day gift next month.
–Use these online poetry magnets to create your own masterpiece.
OH, and don’t forget to remember Poem in a Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30. Just pick your favorite poem… or one that has special meaning to you. Then, carry it in your pocket and share with friends and family you see that day.