No April Fools about it, April 1st marks the beginning of National Poetry Month.

The month of April is dedicated to poetry in my Advanced Writing class. Students will have the opportunity to tune in to their creative side as they enter a Poetry Contest just for our class.

National Poetry Month is finally here! I have been looking forward to it all semester. Other than writing and/or analyzing love poems for extra credit back at Valentine’s we have concentrated on argumentative writing for an academic audience. This month my students will be able to flex their creative muscles.

I will celebrate on other levels as well. The weekend after Easter weekend, I will host a “Celebrate All Things Bookish” in my yard with free books, plenty of cookies and lemonade, and a drawing for journals and a gift card to Half-Price Books. Hopefully, it will be fun for all. I am inviting my neighbors, friends, and all the patrons of my Little Free Library. Maybe I will have someone read a poem in honor of National Poetry Month, or better yet, hold a Limerick contest. I can hardly wait for this month to get underway.

Celebrate with me this month! Leave a note in the comments to explain what you will plan for celebrating National Poetry Month.