National Poetry Month

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

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Commemorating poetry and its significance in the American cultural landscape

National Poetry Month, launched in April 1996, commemorates poetry and its significant placement in the American cultural landscape.

Literary and poetry organizations, publishers, libraries, schools, booksellers and poets throughout the nation participate in the annual month-long celebration each April, which includes poetry readings, workshops and festivals. National Poetry Month, by honoring all aspects of poetic activity, aspires to generate interest in and excitement about poetry and all of its traditions and forms.

In honor of National Poetry Month, SIRS Knowledge Source commemorates notable poets from all corners of the world, introduces analyses of their work, and highlights poetry projects and programs. Articles include:


1. Dante in Love

2. Masterpiece: ‘Paul Revere’s Ride’ (1860)

3. Soil and Soul

4. Sweeping Up the Heart

5. The Tithonos Myth in Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid

6. Search for a New Poetics Yields This: ‘Kitty Goes Postal/Wants a Pizza’


Poetry Out Loud


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