April

April 1, 2019

It’s April, and that means it’s National Poetry Month, and, of course, that means it’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), and yes, that means: get busy!

The 2019 poster (above) features artwork by tenth grader Julia Wang from San Jose, California, who has won the inaugural National Poetry Month Poster Contest. Wang’s artwork was selected by contest judges Naomi Shihab Nye and Debbie Millman from among twelve finalists and more than 450 student submissions. It incorporates lines from the poem “An Old Story” by current U. S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.

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