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Monday, April 1, 2013

National Poetry Month 2013

April is National Poetry Month!

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April to celebrate the art of poetry. Learn more at

A Clear Midnight
by Walt Whitman

This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death and the stars.

  Book Club Idea: Interested in having your book club celebrate National Poetry Month? The Academy of American Poets recommends the following topic suggestions for your group:
Discuss a Book of Poetry
Read and discuss a single Poem
Review and discuss a Poet
Share a Cherished Poem
Poems on a Particular Subject
Listening to Poetry
Discuss Poetry in Motion Pictures 

Who is your favorite poet? Do you have a favorite poem?

Happy Reading!

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