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APRIL – National Poetry Month Observed By Bladen Community College

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, 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! Join Bladen Community College’s library staff and Student Resource Center as it observes National Poetry Month by bringing together readers and writers, whether at home, in the classroom or on campus in appreciation of the power of poetry. Each Wednesday in the month of April, Bladen Community College will feature a poem written by a North Carolinian poet. Learn more by contacting the Student Resource Center at 910.879.5500.

 “Regular engagement with poems, long or short, contemporary or historical, provides an opportunity to better understand complex concepts, ideas, and texts.” said Sherwin Rice, Director of the Student Resource Center at Bladen Community College.  She added “ Join us this month for a wide variety of activities that involve poetry.”

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