The official poster for National Poetry Month 2019 features artwork by tenth-grader Julia Wang, winner of the first ever National Poetry Month Poster Contest. You can order a free poster here or download it as a PDF.
It’s here — the time T.S. Eliot called “the cruellest month” in The Waste Land: April! April is also National Poetry Month. As a poet, this is one of my favorite times of the year because I read more poetry than usual and try to participate in NaPoWriMo — National Poetry Writing Month — by writing one new poem for every day in April. (So far I’m 11 for 11!) In celebration of poetry and of a beautiful season, I’ve collected some favorite poems about or involving spring for your reading pleasure.
Thanksgiving season is upon us, and let’s all take a moment to thank the powers that be that everyone abandoned that post-one-thing-you’re-thankful-for-every-day-of-November gimmick that plagued social media for the past three years. Praise be. But just in case you’re feeling like there isn’t enough gratitude out there this time around (because let’s face it, the world is kind of crap right now), I’m here to save the day. Here are 10 poems about being thankful. I hope these get you in the mood for ‘tude (gratitude, that is).