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In honor of National Poetry Month in April, WITS leads a month-long celebration, showcasing the poetry of Houston children. Each weekday we share a poem by one of our talented students on our blog. You can also check out the poems via the WITS facebook, instagram, twitter, and listen to the poems read by Johnston Middle School students, on  KPFT 90.1 and KTRU 96.1. Make sure you subscribe to the WITS blog today to receive the poem of the day in your inbox.

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Want more poetry?


1. Attend a WITS event

2. Visit WITS Public Art, including poet-trees and grocery poems

2. Get Writing:

  • Write a poem a day – Write a poem a day for the month of April. You can post them on the internet. You can hide them in a notebook. You can make up a special book just for yourself out of them. Really, all you need to do is write a poem a day for the month of April.
  • Dear Poet – The Academy of American Poets invites young people in grades five through twelve to write multi-media letters in response to poems

3. Share and enjoy:

  • Poem in Your Pocket Day – On April 21st select your favorite poem, carry it with you, and share it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues
  • Add a little poetry to your day by downloading one of the 3 WITS Poetry Cards. You can set it as your phone or desktop background, put it on your bulletin board, or share it with a friend.

Poetry Card #1 » Poetry Card #2 » Poetry Card #3 »