Wednesday, April 1, 2009

National Poetry Month (USA)

April is National Poetry Month in the USA. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Right: The 2009 National Poetry Month poster, designed by Paul Sahre using words from T S Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

Inspired by the poster design, the Academy of American Poets invites everyone to capture and share their own ephemeral bits of verse based on the poster. People are invited to write lines from a favorite poem on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk etc, take a photo before it disappears and post it here on Flickr. some nice ones there.

1 comment:

Irene O'Dea said...

Just printed off the Love Song.. how beautiful it is. Love the idea of bringing a poem into the real world, assembling it physically wherever and for however long.

Read your Poetry now synopsis, sounds good and I'm sure it was inspiring