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In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we give you "Sonnet 18." 
Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Our packet of pocket poems this year includes “Sonnet 18” as well as over two dozen others that you can print and share. Link: http://tinyurl.com/mtcm89s

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we give you "Sonnet 18." 

Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Our packet of pocket poems this year includes “Sonnet 18” as well as over two dozen others that you can print and share. Link: http://tinyurl.com/mtcm89s

abramsbooks:

Our Vino & Verse celebration at the Abrams Books office with poets.org
We ate together, And we drank wine together.  We love poetry. (at Abrams Books)

abramsbooks:

Our Vino & Verse celebration at the Abrams Books office with poets.org

We ate together,
And we drank wine together.
We love poetry. (at Abrams Books)

(via poetrybomb)

Today’s new poem is "When They Die We Change Our Minds About Them" by Jennifer Michael Hecht.

Today’s new poem is "When They Die We Change Our Minds About Them" by Jennifer Michael Hecht.

From “Knowledge” by Louise Bogan:
Trees make a long shadow
And a light sound
 

From “Knowledge” by Louise Bogan:

Trees make a long shadow
And a light sound

 

Thanks to teacher Ann Radebaugh for sharing this great photo of the National Poetry Month 2014 “Poetree” at Jasper High School in Plano, Texas. Students posted original and published poems to make the leaves.

Thanks to teacher Ann Radebaugh for sharing this great photo of the National Poetry Month 2014 “Poetree” at Jasper High School in Plano, Texas. Students posted original and published poems to make the leaves.

Great video to help celebrate National Poetry Month. Words by Ben Mirov. Video by Daniel Lichtenberg. 

Today’s new poem is "Vantage" by Alan Shapiro. 

Today’s new poem is "Vantage" by Alan Shapiro. 

Shots from our spring American Poets launch at Berl’s Poetry Shop. Readers (top to bottom): Cathy Linh Che, Saskia Hamilton, and Dan Chiasson. Thanks to everyone who came out despite the cold and rainy weather.

Shots from our spring American Poets launch at Berl’s Poetry Shop. Readers (top to bottom): Cathy Linh Che, Saskia Hamilton, and Dan Chiasson. Thanks to everyone who came out despite the cold and rainy weather.

From “Miracles" by Walt Whitman: 
"As to me I know of nothing else but miracles"

From “Miracles" by Walt Whitman:

"As to me I know of nothing else but miracles"