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5 Things You Can Do To Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, a month dedicated to uplifting and embracing poets. Here are five COVID safe things you can do to celebrate this month!

  1. Read Poetry

No surprise here! The easiest way to engage in National Poetry Month is to read poetry. You can find all genres of poetry books in stores and online. Take this opportunity to explore new authors you may not have read before! You may surprise yourself with a new favorite author.

2. Write Poetry

Another easy way to celebrate is to write your own poetry! This may seem daunting, but there are many different ways to write a poem, so find one that suits you best! Try a writing challenge or writing a poem using a prompt!

3. Host a Zoom Poetry Reading

Gather your friends together and host a Zoom poetry reading! This is a perfect time to share your favorite poems from your favorite poet or poems you wrote yourself. Get creative and set a theme to spice up the night! Overall, it’s a time to bond with people!

4. Watch Poets on Youtube

If you want to listen to a poem, you can watch it performed on YouTube. You can find most works performed by the original creator and discover smaller poets! Use this as a way to broaden your horizons and learn other’s stories.

5. Watch Shows and Movies

Lastly, you can watch documentaries, movies, and tv shows about famous poets. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Apple Tv+, and even YouTube have invigorating productions. Don’t be deceived, the shows and movies explore more than just the poetry of the writer, they actually take you into the lives of these world-renowned poets!

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