It is held every April when all people literary celebrate poetry with readings, festivals, and other events that display the significance of poetry.
Local poets will celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry reading Tuesday, April 13, at the MUM Library at 8:00 PM. Each poet, introduced by local bard Rustin Larson, will read for about ten minutes.
I will read at the celebration and will also be selling signed, inscribed copies of my book, Bare Ruined Choirs, for ten dollars.
Here is a list of poets reading:
- Joy Lyle
- Freddy Fonseca
- Tom Kepler
- Leah Waller
- Christine Schrum
- Susan Klauber
- Bill Graeser
- Susie Niedermeyer
- Carrie Connet
- Glenn Watt
- Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
- Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry
- Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways
- Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum
- Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
- Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books
- Increase public and private philanthropic support for poets and poetry