As you can see when you walk in and look at our latest display, April is National Poetry Month. If a whole book seems like too much work, why not try the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day website?
Or if you are in grades 3-12 why not share your poems with other poets at Poet-to-Poet? Watch award winning poets from the Academy of American Poets’ read their poems, which are fun and accessible, then let them inspire you to write your own! You can email the poems to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and which poem/poet inspired you by April 30. Some will be posted on the website in May! If you’re a teacher, the website also comes with Common Core lesson plans for the project.
If you LOVE poetry, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Carry a poem with you in your pocket and share it throughout the day.
It’s safe to say that many poets are creative. In honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a look at some of some characteristics that creative people possess according to Huffington Post. Taking the time for “solitude” and “getting out of their own heads” translates well to reading something new, trying something different, maybe watching a movie by yourself to fully absorb it and get inspired. Are you creative? Tell us what you do!
If you want to be creative in a structured setting you could always sign up for one of our classes like jewelry making, yarn club, bookclub, bobbin lacemaking… or one of the other great programs we offer.
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