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National Poetry Month 2022

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Mississippi State University Libraries

National Poetry Month, April 2022

Initiated in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is currently the largest world-wide literary celebration. It encourages booksellers, libraries, poets, publishers, and schools to promote the importance of poetry and its significance to society and culture. Mississippi State University Libraries is participating in the festivities this year, and we hope our events and programs inspire you to celebrate poetry in April and throughout the year!

By celebrating Poetry Month, Mississippi State University Libraries hopes to promote poetry by:

Want to show your support for National Poetry Month? Order a free National Poetry Month poster here!

2022 National Poetry Month poster


The 2022 poster was designed by eleventh grader Lara Lazar from Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers, New York, who was the winner of the 2022 National Poetry Month Poster Contest, and features a line by 2021 Presidential Inaugural Poet and 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.

Free Poetry Month Poster!

Order your free poster now by completing the form on this page. (Posters will be sent starting in February 2021).

Or, you can download a PDF of the poster

To purchase posters from previous years, please visit the poster gallery.

National Poetry Month Official Logo