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.

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Want more poetry?


1. Attend a WITS event

2. Visit WITS public art including grocery poems in select H-E-B stores

3. 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

4. Share and enjoy:

  • Poem in Your Pocket Day – On April 26th 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