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April 1, 2016, 12:00 AM – April 30, 2016, 12:00 AM EDT
Amanda Earl of AngelHousePress started NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. Here is how she described NationalPoetryMonth.ca’s 2015 incarnation: AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca, a celebration of the nation of poetry. Poetry is a land of risk, play, meditation, provocation and delight. It cannot be contained within borders and should not be restricted by boundaries of any kind. Through the month of April, you will find poems that explore boundaries and break through barriers. The creators of these poems come from all over the world. Ideally the poems will inspire more poetry, will serve to continue the conversation that poetry creates, a conversation that is not limited by time, place, form, age, gender, sexual orientation, political orientation, religion or financial constraints. The site is free and all of the poets have graciously given their poems without payment in any type of currency except your reading pleasure.
Learn more here.