Poetry month has been fun, hasn’t it? I’m feeling kind of bereft now that April’s almost over. A great way to keep in touch with poetry is the Favorite Poem Project.
Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997.
During the one-year open call for submissions, 18,000 Americans wrote to the project volunteering to share their favorite poems — Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, of diverse occupations, kinds of education and backgrounds.