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National Poetry Month

This guide will help you celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world

Celebrate National Poetry Month!


Ada Limón named the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States


Ada Limón became the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States in July of 2022

Ada Limon U.S. Poet Laureate

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O'Miami Poetry Festival--ongoing events all month

O, Miami is a biennial poetry festival in Miami, FL. Produced by the University of Wynwood with principal support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami creates a series of events and projects with the simple goal of every person in Miami-Dade County finding a poem during the month of April. Mixing traditional readings with innovative poetry-in-public-places projects, the festival weaves poetry into the fabric of the city’s existing infrastructure and cultural life.

Poetry on the Web

Poetry books by FIU alumni in the library!

How to Read a Poem