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
[av_image src=’https://www.pmgservices.com/content/uploads/2020/04/national-poetry-month.jpg’ attachment=’8154′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’left’ animation=’no-animation’ link=” target=” styling=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” custom_class=”][/av_image]
[av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’30’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ custom_class=”]
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