Celebrate National Poetry Month during the month of April at free programs and workshops across the state interacting with local Arizona and national poets. Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world. These programs encourage the reading of poetry, inspire people to write poetry, and engage communities to participate and learn various forms of poetry. Programs and workshops are free and open to the public.
“We all need poetry. The moments in our lives that are characterized by language that has to do with necessity or the market, or just, you know, things that take us away from the big questions that we have, those are the things that I think urge us to think about what a poem can offer.”
– Tracy K. Smith
Stay tuned for program updates!
Each day of National Poetry Month we posted one creative writing prompt on twitter and instagram shared by our featured poets. Follow us on twitter and instagram @AZhumanities and stay tuned for future prompts.
2017 Poetry Prompts
Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager
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