April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, it is now celebrated every April. Libraries, poets, writers, schools, and even publishers celebrate with a wide variety of activities. Strand Books, a New York bookseller, is challenging the masses in a Book Spine Poetry contest via Instagram where they will repost their favorite entries.

I had so much fun coming up with three ideas, none of which are really all that creative, but it was still a blast. Admittedly, the overwhelming majority of books I’ve bought in the past four years have been ebooks, so I had to work with older books, but that only made it more challenging. Try your hand at a few and see how addicting it is. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you create your own, post a link in the comments.

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