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Poetry Month


April is National Poetry Month, a time to honor the role that poets play in our culture and underline the importance of poetry. Poetry gives us a glimpse into other's thoughts and feelings, and increases empathy by enabling us to get a new perspective on the human experience. 

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month celebrates poets’ and poetry's integral role in our culture. Over the years, tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, have marked this month and important place poetry holds in our lives.

Library Programs:

    April 1st - The Santa Cruz Poetry Project weekly workshop returns to the Downtown Life Literacies Center

    April 10thInaugural Santa Cruz County Youth Poet Laureate Celebration at Kuumbwa Jazz. 

    April 13th - Community Poetry Circle at Felton

    April 15th Take Back Your Power: Spoken Word Poetry Event with Zainab Hussain at Capitola


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