Kathleen writes "April is National Poetry Month
The Poetcast produced by the Academy of American Poets for National Poetry Month will regularly showcase selections from the Poetry Audio Archive, as well as new work by contemporary poets.
April 2006, the Academy of American Poets will launch the first-ever Poetry Read-a-Thon. Geared for middle school students (grades 5-8), the Read-a-Thon's goals are to celebrate the reading of poems and writing about poems. In addition to emphasizing the pleasure and fun of reading poetry, the Read-a-Thon will facilitate the students' development of writing and comprehension skills."