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close up of pink tulips
Eileen Ybarra, April 19, 2019

Every April is National Poetry Month - I've always enjoyed this time of year because April gives me a chance to reflect on poetry that is personally meaningful to me.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, March 06, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, February 05, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


The Walrus and the Carpenter speaking to the Oysters
Linda Israelson, April 19, 2018

April is National Poetry Month! Established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, this festive celebration aims to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.


Haiku Poetry written in Japanese characters
Keith Chaffee, April 10, 2018

April is National Poetry Month. We take the opportunity to celebrate one of the most popular poetic forms, the haiku.


Illustration of cherry blossom tree
Christa Deitrick, March 20, 2018

In 1999, the United Nations selected March 21st as its official World Poetry Day. The idea was to set aside one day each year to celebrate poetry’s unique ability to express the deepest and most universal aspects of the human condition.


Baseball player
Christa Deitrick, April 14, 2017

April is National Poetry Month, and it's also the month that Major League Baseball kicks off a brand-new season. What better way to celebrate than by combining the two?


North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. Photo by Henry Hooper.
Luis J. Rodriguez, May 21, 2016

North Carolina has some of the most diverse terrain of any state—from the Great Smoky Mountains, which includes the Blue Ridge peaks of the massive Appalachian mountain range, to the Outer Banks on the Atlantic coast. The state is rich in bio-diversity, history, and people.


Sheryn Morris, April 05, 2016

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ...


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