“National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996…with the hopes of increasing the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture…”

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*2013 Poster
Design: Jessica Helfand
Sponsors: American Booksellers Association, American Library Association, Dixon Ticonderoga, EBSCO, The New York Times, National Council of Teachers of English, Merriam-Webster, Poetry Foundation, Random House, Scholastic

The 2013 poster features the line “Write about your sorrows, you wishes, your passing thoughts, your belief in anything beautiful.” from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet. (Rilke happens to be a personal favorite)