Enrich your lives with poetry during April, which is National Poetry Month, and during this time of collective hibernation. You can enjoy the magic of poetry from a variety of online resources!
You can sign up to receive A Poem a Day to be delivered to your email from Knopf Poetry here.
Poets.org also has the option for a poem-a-day sent to your email account if you sign up, or, you can read the daily poem on their website found here. Poets.org is sponsored by The Academy of American poets and has lots of poetry to browse and listen to in addition to the Poem a Day program.
The Poetry Foundation is “an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.” As such, they have a large collection of searchable poetry, as well as browseable by theme or era.
The Library of Congress celebrated National Poetry Month in 2015 by launching their Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, and have continued to grow their collection since.
Open Culture has a large collection of free, downloadable eBooks which includes poetry classics.
Poet’s House is a poetry library in lower Manhattan, and “is a comfortable, accessible place for poetry—a library and meeting place which invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.” They are now offering many of their programs online.
We hope you’ll celebrate with us by enjoying some poetry this month.