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National Poetry Month: National Poetry Month - 2024

National Poetry Month


Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a special occasion that celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. 



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Ada Limón: Current Poet Laureate

Ada Limón was appointed the United States Poet Laureate in 2022. Born on March 28, 1976, she is originally from Sonoma, California. She is the author  of a few collections including The Hurting Kind (Milkweed Editions, 2022); The Carrying (Milkweed Editions, 2018); and Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions, 2015), which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

 Ada Limón


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