National Poetry Month Poster Unveiled

By Dianna Dilworth 

The Academy of American Poets has unveiled the official poster design for National Poetry Month, which takes place in April.
National Book Award finalist Roz Chast designed this year’s poster. The poster includes a line of poetry by the poet Mark Strand, who died last year. “Ink runs from the corner of my mouth,” reads the poster. “There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.” The poster will be handed out to more than 120,000 people in schools, libraries and bookstores during National Poetry Month. We’ve got the whole poster for you to view after the jump.

To get students excited about poetry this year, The Academy of American Poets has created the Dear Poet project. The project encourages students to write letters in response to poems written by award winning poets.