Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. In 2021, the Academy of American Poets looks forward to celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration!

On Tuesday, April 20th, the KBBS Morning Show aired 6 poems written and read by local poets in honor of National Poetry Month.  Here are those poems and their authors:

Helen T. Glenn

Bev Kenic

Tammy Miller reading Poem by her mother, Nancylee Beattie

Mary Lett

Lamar Taylor

Mickie Walling-White


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