For almost two decades, The Academy of American Poets has celebrated April as National Poetry Month (NPM) in order to increase public awareness about the importance of poetry and its essential place in American culture.
As a part of this initiative, in 2009 the City of San Antonio published its own local NPM calendar which provided the public with information about poetry readings, workshops, spoken word and slam competitions, panel discussions, and many more activities. A commitment to support the literary arts and a validation of San Antonio’s rich literary culture, this year’s calendar highlights events that take place all across the city and in surrounding areas. Join the effort to connect the poets and the public.
This book list highlights local writers and their published works in 2016 and 2017. To have your poetry book listed in future National Poetry Month calendars, contact Jim La Ville-Havelin.
Aztlan Libre | Dos Gatos | Trinity University Press | Wings Press
Blue Hole | The Enigmatist | Poetry Corner – SA Express-News | University Literary Magazines | VIA | Poetry on the Move | Voices de la Luna | Young Pegasus
Thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s National Poetry Month (NPM). In 2014, the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture implemented this online self-entry method, in an effort to streamline the process of gathering information about NPM related events taking place throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas, as well as to expand the vitality of the program.
Agencies, organizations, groups, and/or individuals are invited to submit their event(s) below. Last year, more than 10,000 printed calendars were circulated across San Antonio, increasing and enriching NPM outreach to the greater public. For all entries, please include the event title, location, time, date, a brief description, and phone number and/or email of the event organizer/contact person. Events that take place on more than one day must be reentered for each reoccurring date.
All events submitted will be automatically published in the National Poetry Month online calendar, the DCCD website, and promoted in other media platforms.