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NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY – April 28

National Great Poetry Reading Day - April 28

NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY

April 28th marks the observation of National Great Poetry Reading Day. This day celebrates distinguished poetry and the notable poets who wrote them.

As an art form, poetry may predate literacy.  Epic poetry appears to have been composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission in prehistoric and ancient societies.  It is directly from folk songs that other types of poetry developed.

There are different forms of poetry including the sonnet, shi, villanelle, tanka, haiku, ode, and ghazal. There are also different genres of poetry including narrative, epic, dramatic, satirical, lyric, elegy, verse fable, prose, and speculative poetry.

Some of the well-known, great poets include William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson and T.S. Eliot

HOW TO OBSERVE

Settle back, relax and read your favorite poetry. Use #GreatPoetryReadingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator and origin of National Great Poetry Reading Day.

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