Local Poetry Month Events

Release Your Inner Bard! April is National Poetry Month

In 1996 The Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month to be celebrated in April, and it is considered the largest literary event in the world.

Here is a list of places you can release your inner bard.  Included are places to listen to poets, recite your own poetry, read poetry, and write poetry to celebrate poetry month!

Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith
Reading from her book “Wade in the Water”
Labyrinth Books, Nassau Street, Princeton
Monday, May 7 at 6pm

Gingko (Haiku) Walk & Reading
with Education Director and Poet Jeff Hoagland
Explore gingko and haiku on a nature walk
The Stonybrook Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Road
Ages 15+ free
Sunday, April 15 at 1:30pm

Delaware Valley Poets
Free open workshop each month
Mercer County Library – Lawrenceville Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Monday, April 30 at 7 pm, Room 5

Poetry Craft
Create a poetry-themed craft for poetry month
Mercer County Library – Twin Rivers Branch
Ages 5-12
276 Abbington Drive
East Windsor
Friday, April 13 at 2pm

Poetry Workshop
Anna Evans
West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction
Saturday April 14 at 12:30
Adults $40

Café Improv
Enlisting poets to read or recite poetry
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon St, Princeton
4th Tuesday every month

Ghandi’s Poetry Spot
Open-mic poetry
241 East Front Street
Mill Hill, Trenton
Every other Friday at 8:30pm
Next meeting: May

Sounds of Science
A night of poetry, storytelling, and conversation about science
Open to the Public
DBar, Located beneath Proctor Hall in basement Graduate College
Princeton University
Tuesday, April 17 at 8pm