Welcome to National Poetry Month 2011

***This Post Is Sticky for the Month of April and the Poetry Celebration***

Today is the start of National Poetry Month; please do check out Poets.org and their frequently asked questions about the celebration.  One of my favorite features on the site is the map in which you can find out information about your state’s poets.  Keep this in mind for later in the month when I unveil some interactive activities.

You’re probably wondering what is going on here at Savvy Verse & Wit for the month.  I’ve got some great poet interviews posting this month at 32 Poems Blog and I’ve already gotten some other bloggers planning posts celebrating poetry.  Anyone can participate, all you have to do is write up a post about poetry, review poetry, or interview a poet; don’t for get to grab a button and add your permanent URL for the post to the Mr. Linky below.

If you have events in your area that are promoting poetry or poets, please send the information along to me at savvyverseandwit AT gmail, and the information will be made available through my Facebook Fan Page for everyone.

Also, those interested in being interviewed about poetry or providing a guest post or guest review for the celebration, please don’t hesitate to send in a request.

When you need to catch up on the month’s post, just visit the events tab and click on National Poetry Month to see the latest news.


  1. Thanks for hosting this Serena 🙂
    bookworm´s last blog post ..April is the cruellest month

  2. My new Poetry Month Spotlight is up! Billy Collins this time.
    Julie @ Read Handed´s last blog post ..Poetry Month Spotlight- Billy Collins

  3. Poetry month spotlight about E.E. Cummings up today!
    Julie @ Read Handed´s last blog post ..An Evening with Les Standiford

  4. thank you for letting me participate in your Blog Tour, Serena. i have posted the first of the “amazing poets who happen to be amazing women” series. more than eight poets in one post was just too many, so i will be putting up at least one or two more posts this month. again, thank you. dani
    haiku love songs´s last blog post ..amazing poets who happen to be amazing women

  5. A rare 5 star review of Possession by A.S. Byatt – in audio. A novel about poets with poetry at the beginning of most of the chapters… for those more inclined towards literature than poetry…
    Shellie – Layers of Thought´s last blog post ..Review- Possession in audio by A S Byatt

  6. The poetry spotlight I have for readers today is on Lisel Mueller. I don’t think she is extremely well known, but she should be! Her poems are beautiful. Please take a look and let me know what you think!
    Julie @ Read Handed´s last blog post ..Poetry Month Spotlight- Lisel Mueller

  7. My Friday Poetry Spotlight is up! Seamus Heaney – it focuses on his well-known poem “Digging.” Check it out!
    Julie @ Read Handed´s last blog post ..Poetry Month Spotlight- Seamus Heaney

  8. Genna Sarnak says

    I just found this, but I’ve been posting a post about poetry each day since Sunday in honor of National Poetry Month.

    On Monday, I talked about Spoken Word and the Art of Slam Poetry, on Tuesday I spotlighted the Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, yesterday I posted a *HUGE* list of 101 Resources for Poets, and today I explored the 9th annual Poem In Your Pocket Day next week. Tomorrow I’ll be featuring a Poetry Challenge with Writing Prompts, on Saturday, I’ll talk about Poetry for Kids, and on Sunday, I’ll be giving away free copies of poetry anthologies and featuring a round-up of poems from an eclectic group of poets.

    Phew, that’s a lot of poetry! Gotta love it! 🙂 Thanks for sponsoring this!
    Genna Sarnak´s last blog post ..Themed Thursday- The 9th Annual Poem In Your Pocket Day on April 14!

  9. My post on Dylan Thomas is up!
    LuAnn Morgan´s last blog post ..Celebrate National Poetry Month- Dylan Thomas

  10. I’ve got my first poetry month spotlight up! It focuses on Gerald Stern. Every Wednesday and Friday this month I will spotlight one of my favorite poets. Don’t forget to stop by!
    Julie @ Read Handed´s last blog post ..Poetry Month Spotlight- Gerald Stern

  11. I would feel so important if someone interviewed me. I am in three spring issues right now: Red Fez Press, Seeding the Snow and Poetry Quarterly. I will also be highlighting poetry on my blog this month!
    hal lilburn´s last blog post ..Give Away!!! Huntress by Malinda Lo

  12. Here’s the post I promised about Fred Chappell’s volume Shadow Box.
    Jeanne´s last blog post ..Shadow Box

  13. Whenever I mention poetry this month, I’ll be sure to put it in Mr. Linky! Actually, I wonder, as Jill does, exactly how you want all of us to do that.
    Valerie´s last blog post ..The Lost Generation Blog Tour- Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast”

  14. I have a number of poetry posts this month. I just put my general URL into Mr. Linky – is there a place for specialized or is that sufficient?
    rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog post ..National Poetry Month- “I Want To Be Your Shoebox-” by Catherine Bowman

  15. I need to get a post together! I loved participating last year.
    Liviania´s last blog post ..Review- Why I Love Singlehood

  16. I’ll be publishing an introductory Poetry Month post at about 5 today (scheduled) and then throughout the month! Please join me!
    Julie´s last blog post ..Growing Up

  17. Thanks so much for hosting. The blog tour is exactly what I was hoping to find: poems, reviews, and easy connections to other people participating in the festivities. I’m eagerly anticipating the events!
    Chris’ Thought Orchard´s last blog post ..April Poems National Poetry Month- Day 1

    • I hope to see you back for all of the posts…and maybe we can convince you to grab a button and link up in Mr. Linky.

  18. I’m planning to review some poetry books this month, at least one, and I’ll be sure to link back.
    Anna´s last blog post ..Review- The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney

  19. I’m looking forward to participating again this year. My post will go up on April 6 and will feature Dylan Thomas. I hope everyone has a chance to stop by!
    LuAnn Morgan´s last blog post ..The Lake of Dreams

  20. i have a sticky post that will be up the entire month of April {with additions made during the month} about events going on at other blogs {including your Blog Tour} and also my “poet of the day” feature. i will still be doing the post for your Blog Tour on April 15th “amazing poets who happen to be amazing women” which i am very excited about. i appreciate being a participant in the tour. have a great month! dani
    haiku love songs´s last blog post ..◊·Ω·◊ paradoxical woman


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