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National Poets Day

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About National Poets Day

When is National Poets Day? This holiday is always observed on August 21

The world is filled with aspiring artists, in particular those who want to become world-renowned poets. Just about everyone is exposed to poetry in high school. In class, young future poets compose their first limericks and haikus. Some students are instilled with a fervor to pursue a career in this field. National Poets Day recognizes and celebrates both aspiring and accomplished poets. On this August 21 holiday, we recognize these artists and show appreciation for their work. 

Being a poet is a difficult career field. Fame is fleeting and earning a living is a difficult task. Like other art fields, fame and fortune are all too often attained only after the artist is dead. And only a few again national or worldwide recognition. That’s not much of an incentive for those who choose this field. As a result, we encourage you to use this day to encourage poets and support them financially. 

Did You Know? Poetry is one of the oldest forms of communication. It dates back to pre-historic times. 

How to Celebrate and Participate in National Poets Day

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate National Poets Day:

  • Are you America’s next great poet? Write some poetry and find out.
  • Read or send poetry to someone.
  • Read romantic poetry to that special someone.
  • Go to a poetry reading.
  • Learn more about your favorite poet.
  • Experienced, accomplished artists can inspire and teach aspiring artists.
  • Find ways to financially support poets, especially early in their career.
Poetry Day, Emily Dickinson

Today's Quote

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” – – T.S. Eliot

History and Origin of National Poets Day

National Poet’s Day originated in the United Kingdom. It was created in 1994 by William Sieghart, a British entrepreneur, publisher, and philanthropist.

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