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Exhibits: National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month!

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.

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About National Poetry Month

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Poetry in the USCB Libraries

Daily poetry excerpt:

"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.

Spotlight on: South Carolina Poets