April is National Poetry Month, and to say we’re excited is an understatement.
This year’s celebration is bigger and better than ever.
Not only are students, teachers, librarians, bloggers, and poets around the country highlighting the powerful legacy of verse, but WITS is providing 3 amazing ways you can get involved.
#1 Visit the Poet-trees at Buffalo Bayou
Poet-trees are back! WITS has partnered with artist Nicola Parente and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership to transform Houston trees into “poet-trees” at Eleanor Tinsley Park (near Allen Parkway). Visitors can write poems, quotes, and wishes on tags and hang them on the trees for others to read. You can also snap a pic of your poem on the tree and post it to social media using the hashtag #poettree.
Want to create your own poet-tree? Learn how to DIY a poet-tree over on our site!
#2 Get a Poem A Day in Your Inbox
Wish you had more poetry in your life? Sign up for our blog and you’ll receive a Poem A Day written by a talented WITS student each weekday for the entire month of April.
#3 Find WITS Poems at H-E-B!
Be sure to check out H-E-B Montrose, San Felipe, Buffalo Speedway, and Bunker Hill throughout the month of April for delicious food-themed poems written by young WITS writers.
Plus – share your poems with us!
Write a poem, take a pic of your poem, and upload it to Instagram with the tag #witspics. We’ll “pick” our favorite “pics” and share them on our Instagram page for all to see. Whether you’ve always wanted to write a poem or you’ve dabbled in the past, we want to see what you’ve got!
Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Copy.com, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Sunny 99.1, KPFT 90.1, and KTRU 96.1.