National Poetry Month

2022 National Poetry Month banner "There's a poem in this place"

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

2022 Poem of the Week

Each Monday, we’ll reveal our poet and poem of the week starting on April 4! National Poetry Month content will be available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so follow along on your favorite platform.

What does poetry mean to Alice Morris?

This week we welcome Alice Morris, 2022 Individual Artist Fellow, Literature: Poetry, as she recites her poem, “That Day.”


This week we welcome Caleb Curtiss, 2022 Individual Artist Fellow, Literature: Poetry, as he recites her poem, “Ice Age.”

This week we welcome Linda Blaskey, 2022 Individual Artist Fellow, Literature: Poetry, as she recites her poem, “Velpecula: Little Fox Constellation.”

This week we welcome Natalie Kim Ramos, 2022 Poetry Out Loud State Champion, as she recites the poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth.

National Poetry Month Archive

Local Poetry Events:

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Division Programs

Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest

Delaware Poet Laureate

Delaware Writers Retreat (biennial)


Regional Resources

Delaware Poetry Review

Delaware Writers Studio

Wilmington Writers Conference

Lewes Writers Conference

Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild


National Resources

Academy of American Poets

Poetry Foundation


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