April is National Poetry Month

April 4, 2011 • in the news

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. And we, at Scribd, want to celebrate the many amazing poets that we are lucky enough to have in our community, as well as the poems that are on Scribd.

We love the Scribd Community and the amazing content that you add to Scribd. All month, we will be Readcasting, featuring and promoting poetry from the National Poetry Month: Community Collection. So add your poetry! You can learn how to add your document to a moderated collection here. This is also your chance to get your hands on an awesome Scribd t-shirt, as I’ll be sending one to the author of the Scribd Staff favorite poem.

Not everyone is up for writing poetry. Not a problem! Explore all the poetry that Scribd has to offer. Publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux has put together an amazing collection of poetry: “Celebrating National Poetry Month.” Check out excerpts of books of poetry such as “Human Chain” by Seamus Heaney, “Taller When Prone” by Les Murray and “Every Riven Thing” by Christian Wiman.

Alfred A. Knopf is also celebrating National Poetry Month with some fantastic poems. Read poems such as “Hillside Streaming By” by Maxine Hong Kingston or “The House Was Quiet on a Winter Afternoon” by David Young. Knopf will also be uploading new poems exclusively to Scribd, every Monday!

Continue your reading adventure with poetry legends such as Maya Angelou and William Shakespeare, or read poetry from famous writers not known for poetry, such as Henry James. And those examples are only from writers with birthdays in the month of April. Imagine what you can find if you explore!

Mariko Fritz-Krockow, Community and Content Manager
Currently reading “The Road Not Taken