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Poetry Month

What makes a poem?

Watch Amanda Gorman read her poem:

The Hill We Climb


Download this discussion guide to introduce Amanda Gorman's ground-breaking poem.

About Poetry Month

From the Academy of American Poets:

National Poetry Month Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play 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. In 2021, the Academy of American Poets looks forward to celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration!