Monday, April 27, 2020

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry (a Great Resource)

The poet Dante, of Inferno fame

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together lovers of poetry from around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. This year, the Academy is offering today’s tech-savvy students a new way to experience memorable poetry. See the Poetry Flow link at the end  of this post.

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry\

National Poetry Month: The Power of Poetry 

Poetry Out Loud 

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito announce the 2014 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud, April 29-30, 2014 - See more at: Out Loud Finalists 2014

National Finals Cancelled Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Federal Guidelines to slow the spread of the Coronavirus-19 require avoiding social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people, and avoiding discretionary travel for the foreseeable future. Out of care for the health and safety of students, parents, and everyone involved in Poetry Out Loud, the National Finals Competition scheduled for April 27 – 29th in Washington D.C. is cancelled.
The Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts understand that many people have committed long hours preparing for the POL Finals Competition, and we share in your disappointment. In the weeks to come, we will explore ways to honor the achievements of the 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champions.
This site includes resources for National Poetry Month.
Here are a few of their choices:
  • Epics
  • The Ramayana
  • Arabic Poetry
  • Japanese Poetry
  • World Poetry Sites

And a few of their related lessons:
  • All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing »
  • "Animal Farm": Allegory and the Art of Persuasion »
  • Animating Poetry: Reading Poems about the Natural World »
  • Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal! »
  • Can You Haiku? »
  • Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive »
This year EDSITEment is broadening the horizon by focusing on the different poetic forms developed across time and around the world.

This is a marvelous app designed for the iPhone, but can be useful for any internet connection.

Poem Flow app review: a beautiful way to experience poetry

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