Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has spearheaded the initiative National Poetry Month to increase appreciation and awareness of poetry as an art form. Here is a sampling of places in the Los Angeles area offering events during April related to poetry:
Local poets from the Los Angeles area will read from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass on Sunday, April 1st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Skylight Books.
Ghassan Zaqtan reads from his work Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me in the Powell Library Rotunda at UCLA Library at 4:30pm.
Peggy Dobreer and Eric Morago read and sign their poetry collections April 10th at 7:30 pm at Skylight Books.
Wislawa Szymborska reads her poetry at the Hammer Museum starting at 7pm.
Free poetry workshop taught by Terry Wolverton at Skylight Books. Advance signup required.
Vroman’s features Red Hen Press presents Ron Carlson and Sandra Gilbert starting at 3:00 pm.
Students from Williard School present a poetry recital and art exhibit at Vroman’s beginning at 6:00 pm.