For almost two decades, the Academy of American Poets has celebrated April as National Poetry Month to increase public awareness about the importance of poetry and its essential place in American culture. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world. The City of San Antonio started celebrating National Poetry Month in 2009. In 2012, San Antonio was the first major city in Texas to appoint a Poet Laureate. San Antonio's fifth and current Poet Laureate is Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson.
Here's a few ways you can celebrate in April:
Get inspired by San Antonio’s Public Art and write a poem about your favorite.
Take a walk and write a poem outside.
Start your virtual classes or meetings by reading a poem.
Share your favorite poem on social media. Use #NPMSA on your posts.