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Happy National Poetry Month 2014!


Happy National Poetry Month!

To celebrate this gorgeous month of verse, we're offering FREE SHIPPING on any BOA Bookstore order through April 30! Give the gift of poetry this month, with the goal to put more poetry into more hands. Simply use promo code BOAPOETRY in the discount box at checkout to save! There are lots of fun things going on this month. Here are a few you don't want to miss:

Writer's Digest 2014 April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge:

Each day in April, Writer's Digest will provide a poetry prompt on its website, from which you can write a daily poem. Submit each day's poem in the respective post's "comments" section. A pool of 30 different guest judges will choose their favorite poems, one for each day. All winning poems will be included in the Poem Your Heart Out anthology published by Words Dance Publishing. Numerous BOA authors will serve as guest judges for the 2014 PAD Challenge, including: Bob Hicok (Plus Shipping, 1998); Jillian Weise (The Book of Goodbyes, 2013); Nin Andrews (Sleeping with Houdini, 2007; forthcoming Why God is a Woman, 2015); and Erika Meitner (forthcoming Copia, 2014). Click here for more information and the Writer's Digest PAD Challenge guidelines.

Academy of American Poets (Poet-to-Poet Project and Poem in Your Pocket Day):

-This month, The Academy of American Poets is inviting students in grades 3 - 12 to participate in the Poet-to-Poet Project by writing poems in response to those shared by Academy Chancellors (including BOA poet Naomi Shihab Nye) in a series of videos on Students are encouraged to submit their poems by April 30 for a chance to be published on the site! Click here to learn more. -Save the date: Poem in Your Pocket Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, April 24. On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. We wish you a lovely National Poetry Month!
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