Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Here are some fun facts to learn more about why we celebrate:


  • It’s the largest literacy celebration in the world
  • It was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets following the success of other celebrations like Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March)
  • According to the National Poetry Month website, the goals are to:
    • Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
    • Encourage the reading of poems
    • Assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms
    • Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
    • Encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and
    • Encourage support for poets and poetry.


For more information about National Poetry Month, check out the website at www.poets.org/national-poetry-month

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In honor of the month, I let my creative juices fly and put together a little something.


In a time where all seems uncertain,

I look to my children for comfort…

for the twinkle in their eye

and the smile on their face.

There they go, saving me once again.

~ Beth, HR Manager


Beth Bangtson, HR Manager