National Poetry Month

The Children’s Book Review | April 1, 2008

Each year, the Academy of American Poets commissions a special poster for National Poetry Month and almost 200,000 copies are distributed for free.

April 1st marks the start of National Poetry Month. Since 1996 publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets come together during National Poetry Month to celebrate poetry in the US. To find out how you can participate during National Poetry Month take a look at
We urge you to participate in the first ever Poem In Your Pocket Day on April 17th, where thousands of people will be carrying a poem in their pocket.

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends on April 17

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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