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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers » Celebrating National Poetry Month with the National Student Poets! 

How are you celebrating National Poetry Month this month?

For a listing of free, open and ticketed events, please click here and follow the poets’ experience on Facebook! (“Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?”).
Here, the apple don’t fall
From the tree. Here, whatever you

Find lying on the ground is yours.
A scratch-off waiting to strike.

Recommended Reading: Amy Woolard’s poem “Things Go South" at TriQuarterly.
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Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the poetic inspirations behind her collection, Mule & Pear. Have a good weekend.

"My heart in passion, and my head on rhymes" This Wednesday’s #poetcrush belongs to none other than Lord Byron. Romantic master with dark hair. Easily seduced…this Don Juan revels in “immoral content.” Which poets are you crushing on? #wednesdaypoetcrush #hotcantos

For these medical students, poetry nurtures the soul | Art Beat: PBS NewsHour 

Don’t forget to submit your original poetry to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Deadlines vary by region. You can visit the following link and enter your school’s zip code to find your deadline!

"Language is not a barrier, but a bridge." We love returning to these poems by the inaugural class of National Student Poets celebrating their ambassadorial year. Check them out here:

Check out this amazing short film that the 2013 Class of National Student Poets created and edited on their own! (Watch in HD!).

Student Poet Picks - Poetry Society of America 

Incredible! Did you miss Alice Quinn introducing the #5poets on the Poetry Society of America website? Check out who the poets pick as their favorite writers….and share yours in the comments! #inspiration

So many chapbooks to sign, so little time…

The first 800th like on the National Student Poets Program Facebook Page will get a signed copy by Sojourner, Michaela, Aline, Nathan and Louis in the mail! 

Don’t miss out! Download the 2013 National Student Poets Program chapbook here: