January 22, 2015
April of each year is National Poetry Month.
A great poster comes from the Academy of American Poets. Most often I think about the poster on April 1, so it’s rare I get one for the classroom in time (I keep them, and recycle them from year to year.)
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast designed the poster for National Poetry Month 2015, and it’s wonderful.
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s design for the poster for National Poetry Month 2015
Teachers, and other lovers of poetry, can request a free poster (while supplies last), here.
Sponsors of National Poetry Month 2015:
Sponsors of National Poetry Month 2015
July 31, 2011
He did not write specifically for this year, of course.
Here’s one more reason you should subscribe to the Academy of American Poets‘ Poem-A-Day:
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by William Cullen Bryant
A power is on the earth and in the air,
→From which the vital spirit shrinks afraid,
→And shelters him in nooks of deepest shade,
From the hot steam and from the fiery glare.
Look forth upon the earth—her thousand plants
→Are smitten; even the dark sun-loving maize
→Faints in the field beneath the torrid blaze;
The herd beside the shaded fountain pants;
For life is driven from all the landscape brown;
→The bird hath sought his tree, the snake his den,
→The trout floats dead in the hot stream, and men
Drop by the sunstroke in the populous town:
→As if the Day of Fire had dawned, and sent
→Its deadly breath into the firmament.
July 31, 2011 – Today’s poem appears in Poems, published by University of Michigan. Read more about this book.