Thursday, April 2, 2009


In addition to the Ad Astra Poetry Contest (see details below or on the Kansas Arts Commission site), here are Academy of American Poets April Poetry Month projects:

  • - Poem-A-Day: Great poems from new books emailed each day of National Poetry Month. Sign up for your daily dose of new poems from new spring poetry titles at
  • - Poem In Your Pocket Day: Join thousands of individuals across the U.S. by carrying a poem in your pocket on April 30, 2009. Find out details at
  • - NaPoWriMo Pledge Drive: Challenge yourself to write a poem every day in April. Learn more at
  • - Free Verse Photo Competition: Capture and share ephemeral bits of verse for a chance to win jewelry and book prizes, at
  • - Spring Book List: Check out the new books of poetry available each spring by visiting
  • - National Poetry Map: Find out what is happening in your state by visiting the National Poetry Map at
  • - Poets Workshop: Get inspired with generative writing exercises and reading assignments. You can also participate in peer critique workshops by posting poems in our discussion forum, at