It's No Joke, National Poetry Month is Here!
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. We’re joining the ranks again this year by posting a poem a day starting today and also featuring Southern poets throughout the month.
You can find the daily poem in our Southern Voice section and also by following us on Twitter and Facebook. We are booked up with poetry submissions for the month of April, but if you’d like to contribute to our National Poetry Month coverage by writing a guest post, reading your favorite poem on video or just telling us how you’re celebrating, please
e-mail [email protected].
Today’s poem is A Flower Bed Graveyard by Mississippian Tyler Allen Penny.