National Poetry month is finally here. Now, along with the rest of the world, I am able to celebrate the true miracle of life--A well written poem. I love, love, love poetry. I love it in all shapes and sizes and colors and forms. I love all sorts of poets and poems, from the classical to the revolutionary to the simple to the modern to the childish to the American to the otherworldly. It's all good.
One amazing benefit of having a month dedicated to poetry is that there are a number of folks who are willing to send you a poem every day of this month for nothing. All you need to do is provide your email address and you'll get a poem in your inbox every single day. It's brilliant.
Here are some services to think about taking advantage of during this month (and year round, in some cases):
Thirty Days/ Thirty Poets
The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
Poem a Day from Poets.org
Poem-a-Day from Knopf Doubleday Publishing
Poem of the Day from the Poetry Foundation
Your Daily Poem