National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets
month-long, national celebration of poetry. The concept was to increase
attention paid-by individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to
poets, to our poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines. In
the end, we
hoped to achieve an increase in the visibility, presence, and
poetry in our culture. National Poetry Month has been successful beyond
anticipation and has grown over the years into the largest literary
in the world.
WRITE a poem a day, or two. Reen challenges: Test your poetic mettle against the horrible regularity of the turn of
time. Let me know if you'll be participating, and your name will live
in glory in the "NaPoWriMo" section of my sidebar . . . Drop me a line at reenhead-at-gmail-dot-com to join the merry crew . . . [viaDumbfoundry]
In the annals of feline literature, few members of my species have
actually gotten credit for their own work. Henry Beard, who put
together this anthology [Poetry for Cats] recognizes that felines' literary
accomplishments stretch back for centuries; the poems are not just for cats, but by cats.