National Poetry Month 2022: When, How to celebrate, History & Activities

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On 1st April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than by reading some poetry? In this blog post, we’ll recommend some poems to read during National Poetry Month. We’ll also provide a few fun facts about poetry.  

Do you know what national day it is today? No, not Pi Day (March 14th!), but National Poetry Month! That’s right, for the entire month of April, we celebrate all things poetic. Whether you’re a lifelong poetry lover or just getting into it, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

National Poetry Month

Did you know that National Poetry Month was founded by the United States Congress in April of 1996? And that it was designed to “enrich lives through poetry”? Poetry can be found in many different forms, and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced poet, there’s always something new to learn. In this post, we’ll take a look at the history of National Poetry Month, and we’ll also provide some tips for how you can get involved. So if you’re looking for a way to celebrate poetry during April, read on!

Activities or how to celebrate 

 In honor of this special month, we wanted to share a fun activity that you can do at home with your family or friends. This activity is called the “Poem in Your Pocket” challenge, and it’s a great way to get into the spirit of poetry. Keep reading for more details on how to do this challenge yourself!

  • Write poetry daily
  • Poetry event
  • Rediscover famous poets

When is National Poetry Month

Year Date Day
2022 April 1 Friday
2023 April 1 Saturday
2024 April 1 Monday
2025 April 1 Tuesday
2026 April 1 Wednesday


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