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If you love poetry and National Geographic, check out the Poet-to-Poet Common Core aligned lesson plans, which incorporate photos from Nat Geo!

Today’s new poem is "The World Seems…" by Gregory Orr.

Today’s new poem is "The World Seems…" by Gregory Orr.

Congrats to Vijay Seshadri for winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his collection, 3 Sections (Graywolf Press)

Congrats to Vijay Seshadri for winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his collection, 3 Sections (Graywolf Press)

From “Clearances" by Seamus Heaney
"I was all hers as we peeled potatoes"

From “Clearances" by Seamus Heaney

"I was all hers as we peeled potatoes"

This week’s Poem-a-Day program is curated by Academy Chancellor, Edward Hirsch. Today’s new poem is "I Got Heaven…" by Garrett Hongo.

This week’s Poem-a-Day program is curated by Academy Chancellor, Edward Hirsch. Today’s new poem is "I Got Heaven…" by Garrett Hongo.

From “The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams: 

so much depends 
upon 
a red wheel 
barrow

From “The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams:

so much depends

upon

a red wheel

barrow

This week’s Poem-a-Day program is curated by Academy Chancellor, Edward Hirsch. Today’s new poem is "Shakespeare’s Horse" by Joseph Harrison. 

This week’s Poem-a-Day program is curated by Academy Chancellor, Edward Hirsch. Today’s new poem is "Shakespeare’s Horse" by Joseph Harrison. 

This week’s Poem-a-Day program is curated by Academy Chancellor, Edward Hirsch. Today’s new poem is "Corruptive" by Olena Kalytiak Davis.

This week’s Poem-a-Day program is curated by Academy Chancellor, Edward Hirsch. Today’s new poem is "Corruptive" by Olena Kalytiak Davis.

Way to go Washington! Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso. 

Way to go Washington! Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.