Inspired by Black History month, The Academy of American Poets  worked with a variety of interested parties including teachers, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and of course poets to figure out the many ways poetry could be celebrated. They concluded April was a great month for the celebration, and on April 1, 1996, President Bill Clinton proclaimed April to be National Poetry Month.


Following the Academy’s lead, Writers’ Morning Out has posted a poem-a-day during April since WMO’s inception in 2010. 


Read all the poems posted since 2010 on our old blog.

Sweet Deal by Sam Barbee

Deities are nomads – clapping wanderers spilling and spouting wisdoms on slopes, in tents   until enough of us sanctify a place they can call

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