Published: March 28, 2023

Every April, the Academy of American Poets encourages us to reflect on the importance of poetry in our lives, communities and culture. In honor of National Poetry Month, the University Libraries are hosting two tabling events on April 5 and 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Norlin Library East Entrance. You can contribute to our collaborative poem, grab a pocket poem to take with you on your day, play with magnetic poetry and talk about poetry’s impact on you. You can pick up a pocket poem at any branch location on April 6.

Check out our guide to National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to celebrate poets’ integral role in our culture. Over the years, it has become one of the largest literary celebrations in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives.