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National Poetry Month April 2024: Home

What makes a poem ... a poem?

Humans from every culture on earth have been creating poetry for thousands of years. What exactly is poetry and why is it so common?

Poem of the Day

If you're a poetry lover looking for more, the following websites provide a new poem every day. 

National Poetry Month 2024

Image of young girl with brown skin, black hair, and an orange swimsuit doing a cannonball into a natural body of water. Words "and may you in your innocence sail through this to that" written around picture.

Poster by Jack Wong. Lines from the poem "blessing the boats" by Lucille Clifton