Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.
Learn more at Poets.org.
Poster design: Chip Kidd
"Is it true that you have no fear?
Take off your shoes then,
let your eyes go bare,
swim in their darkness as in a river
do not disguise
yourself in armour."
Margaret Atwood, "Cyclops," from Margaret Atwood: Selected Poems, 1965-1975.