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12 Great Poetry Collections To Read During Every Month Of The Year

572287e01900002e0056c953To soften the gusty blow of the so-called cruelest month, the Academy of American Poets decreed April National Poetry Month, a time to read and celebrate the written and spoken word, and to participate in various poetry-related activities.

In 2012, for example, the organization asked for submissions from student-poets, some of whom had their work published on Poets.org. To honor Poetry Month this year, Richard Blanco, the President Inaugural Poet and Education Ambassador of the Academy of American Poets, blogged about the value of poetry, especially in the classroom. Read more of the article at Huffingtonpost.com

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