National Poetry Month
In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month. Poets, libraries, and literary organizations celebrate poetry by hosting festivals, readings, lectures, and workshops.
National Poetry Association and Resources
The Academy of American Poets is a national organization that supports poets and fosters an appreciation for poetry. To keep update-to-date you can subscribe to their electronic newsletter, RSS feed, and Facebook page.
The Poetry Foundation is a literary organization that strives to increase the presence of poetry in America. To get the latest information, subscribe to their electronic newsletter and magazine, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Poets and Writers, Inc. is the largest organization to support literary writers and their work. Among the many features are resources for writers, online forums, and online registration to the Poets & Writers Magazine.
The Poet’s Society of America is the nation’s oldest organization to foster and create an appreciation for poetry. In addition the society’s award is: the spotlight for new poets, information on the Poet in Motion Program and poet resources.
Poetry Events @ the Pratt Library
CityLit Festival- a free event that features poetry readings, author panels, workshops and other activities.
Expressions: Poetic Verse - you can unlock your inner poet by using your thoughts, feelings, and emotions to create poetry.
Poetry and Writer Resources in Maryland
Café Muse Literary Series sponsored by Word Works - located in Chevy Chase, Maryland; hosts monthly literary programs and open readings.
Writer’s Resources from the Humanities Department - a list of writer’s resources that include information on scams, contest, publishers and agents.
Listen to poetry readings from some of your favorite poets, lectures and courses.
Spoken Verse by Tom O’Bedlam.
Poetry recordings from the American Academy of Poets.
Readings, Lectures, and Podcasts from the Poetry Foundation.
Open Yale Courses has full semesters on Modern Poetry and Milton.