Celebrate National Poetry Month with song & sound -- a playlist!

It’s springtime. It’s that time of year when we shed the layers and layers of static attracting clothes, that one glove that always seems to have lost its partner and heavy socks. Boots ... well, you can wear those anytime. It’s also time to venture out, properly and consciously being respectful of others limits and sense of space, when the sounds of our neighborhoods turn from nods of recognition to smiles and eye contact. It’s National Poetry Month.


National Poetry Month shares a thread with Jazz Appreciation Month. There is a rhythm to the art forms of poetry and music sharing the same space.


What is National Poetry Month and how did it start?


According to the Academy of American Poets (a USA based membership organization, of which I am a member), National Poetry Month (NaPoMo) was “launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996… reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.”