April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Share in the celebration by visiting poets.org to participate in:
- 30 Poets, 30 Days: A poetic tweet-a-thon, where selected poets have 24 hours to tweet daily insights.
- Poem-A-Day: Sign up to get a poem from a new poetry book emailed to you each day.
- Poem In Your Pocket Day: On April 14, join thousands of people across the country by carrying a poem in your pocket.
- Poem Flow for iPhones: This app features daily poems beautifully presented as fixed and animated text. Even if you don’t have an iPhone, you can enjoy.
Whether you want to celebrate online or in person at book stores, poetry readings, libraries, or slams, there are hundreds of events planned across the country. To find out what’s going on near you, visit the National Poetry Map.
Resources: poets.org, The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, The Daily Post