April is National Poetry Month!
NPM was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and established by the League of Canadian Poets in 1998. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
In honor of National Poetry Month, Forum Magazine will feature some of our poetry editors’ favorite submissions during April. Consider taking one with you during Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27th!
And while you’re waiting for some fabulous Forum Magazine work, you can sign up for the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day digital poetry series or take a look through Button Poetry’s popular poetry slam videos
If you’re a writer, National Poetry Month (or National Poetry Writing Month) has plenty for you to do– participate in NaPoWriMo.net 30 poems in 30 days, Tiferet Journal’s Poem-A-Thon (if you don’t want to write, consider sponsoring a poet), Apiary Lit presents: a 30/30 Online Writing workspace, or join 30/30 Poetry 2017 on Facebook.
And, as always, whenever you write a poem, story, take a picture, or create a piece of artwork, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration on the Forum Magazine Blog. Please make sure to follow all submission guidelines.