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National Poetry Month 2024

This guide will provide information on poetry and events for National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month, April 2024

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!


National Poetry Month 2024 Poster

The 2024 poster was designed by children's book author and illustrator Jack Wong . The artwork incorporates lines from “Blessing the Boats” by U.S. poet Lucille Clifton

Free Poetry Month Poster!

Order your free poster now by completing the form on this page. 

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