Celebrating Poetry

april is national poetry month

Poetry Month

Poetry Month Events

Poetry Month Events

Calling All Teen Poets

2021 Teen Poetry Contest Submissions

Original Poetry Submissions Accepted April 1-15

Each year we celebrate National Poetry Month in April with our Claudia Emerson Teen Poetry Contest. 2021 marks the CRRL’s eighteenth year hosting this event, named in memory of Claudia Emerson, former judge, and advocate for our teen poets.

This year, the contest will be hosted online on our website! We'll have a virtual reception featuring poetry by our judges and Poetry Contest winners.

poetry resources

Poetry in the Catalog

Poetry Lists

"When day comes,
we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid.
The new dawn balloons as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it."

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