Dear Poet!

PoetSince 1996, poetry and poets have shared the spotlight during the nation-wide celebration of libraries in the month of April. provides a repository of poems, interesting facts and even additional resources to assist in the development of classroom curriculum for students, grades 7 -10.

Through April 30th, the Board of Chancellors from the Academy of American Poets is encouraging students to read poetry by participating in the Dear Poet Project. This program provides an opportunity for students to read published works by American poets and then write to the author to talk about their work.

This month highlight poetry and help broaden readership. Who know, maybe even embolden a future poet!