- Poetry comes from the Greek word, poiesis.
- The oldest surviving poem is the Epic of Gilgamesh.
- American poet Emily Dickinson only published seven poems while alive.
- William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets and two narrative poems.
- John Keats was not popular while he lived. Now he is considered one of the best poets of the English Romantic movement.
- The Academy of American Poetry has a list of 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month. Please visit their website, www.poets.org for more information.
- Nostradamus wrote his prophecies in quatrains.
- Writer's Digest is having a poetry contest and has a special blog for National Poetry Month. Please go to here to learn more.
I hope you have enjoyed learning more about National Poetry month. I would enjoy hearing some of your poetry.