National Poetry Month

april-national-poetry-month-monet-claude-water-lilliesNational Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry invites you to have an experience(s) of poetry this month. Here are 10 ways you can do that in Locust Grove, where ROMP is located:

  1. Visit the museum. It is open every day from dawn to dusk. It’s free. It’s for the people. DETAILS HERE.
  2. Join a book discussion group reading Joy Harjo’s How We Became Human, every Monday at 2 or Tuesday at 6. DETAILS HERE.
  3. Attend the free poetry workshop with National Student Poet Heather Jensen on April 10. DETAILS HERE.
  4. Attend the opening of the Big Read Visual Art exhibit with works based on Joy Harjo’s poetry, with a presentation by ROMP Director Shaun Perkins. DETAILS HERE.
  5. Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day by carrying a poem in your pocket on Apr. 18. Get a free drink at Wonder City Coffee. DETAILS HERE.
  6. Bring your kiddos to StoryTime at the LG Library at 10:30, April 25, to read Joy Harjo’s “Good Luck Cat.”
  7. Visit the ROMP museum annex at 112 E. Main, inside ROMP Rummage Store and view the current exhibit Mona’s Closet. Open when store is, Wed, Thu., Sat. , 10-4 and Fri. 11-5.
  8. Attend Wonder City Wordfest on April 27 and meet local authors, eat some free pastry and enjoy poetry. DETAILS HERE.
  9. Participate in the Main Street Poetry Read on Apr. 27. DETAILS HERE.
  10. Attend the Big Read Celebration with a presentation by Joy Harjo on April 27, 7 pm at LG High School.