Happy National Poetry Month!
To celebrate this gorgeous month of verse, we're offering FREE SHIPPING
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:
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
1998); Jillian Weise
(The Book of Goodbyes
, 2013); Nin Andrews
(Sleeping with Houdini
, 2007; forthcoming Why God is a Woman
, 2015); and Erika Meitner
, 2014). Click here
for more information and the Writer's Digest PAD Challenge guidelines
-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 Poets.org
. 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!