National Poetry Month

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National Poetry Month in USA in 2025
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Dates of National Poetry Month
2025 USA Tuesday, April 1stNational Poetry Month
2024 USA Monday, April 1stNational Poetry Month
2023 USA Saturday, April 1stNational Poetry Month
2022 USA Friday, April 1stNational Poetry Month
2021 USA Thursday, April 1stNational Poetry Month
Summary
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National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry that takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.


In a proclamation issued on April 1, 1996, President Bill Clinton declared: "National Poetry Month offers us a welcome opportunity to celebrate not only the unsurpassed body of literature produced by our poets in the past but also the vitality and diversity of voices reflected in the works of today's American poetry….Their creativity and wealth of language enrich our culture and inspire a new generation of Americans to learn the power of reading and writing at its best."

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