Your 2022 Poetry Calendar for National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is upon us, and a poetry advent calendar is the perfect way to celebrate throughout the month.

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is an annual reminder of the beauty of poetry, why it matters, and how it continues to influence our culture. In nearly 30 years, National Poetry Month has become the biggest literary holiday in the world.

There are many ways to participate in this celebration. My friends and I challenge each other to write one poem a day, which we will share throughout the month of April. If you’re feeling creative, you can also try it out with your friends and use the following advent calendar as inspiration.

Or if you’re more interested in reading poetry than trying to write your own, no pressure! Just enjoy the following poems. Relax with a cup of tea and a fluffy blanket and read them for yourself. Read them aloud and discuss them with your friends. Text them to your family and share your love of poetry with your loved ones. There really is no wrong answer when it comes to poetry. Simply enjoy.


So this is it ! Your Advent Calendar for National Poetry Month, April 2022. Be sure to bookmark this page, share it with friends and family, and have fun celebrating poetry this month.

If you’re new to reading poetry, don’t worry! We’ve got tips for getting started reading poetry and a list of reasons why you should. And if you’re looking for more poetry to keep the love of poetry alive all year round, be sure to check out all of our poetry content!

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