The Rensselaerville Library’s fifth annual online celebration of National Poetry Month showcases a new poem by a local or not-so-local poet for each of April’s 30 days.

To enjoy the poems, visit the Library’s website at https://rensselaervillelibrary.org/poetry-month-2021.html or go directly to https://pad2021.blogspot.com. While on those sites you can also read the poems from previous years.

About the Rensselaerville Library

The Rensselaerville Library is the heart of our community. This unique resource serves as a focal point of contact in this rural area, providing intellectual and social enhancements that enrich the quality of life for children and adults alike. Besides providing traditional library services, the Library is often the catalyst of other activities, workshops, lectures, and fundraisers that keep alive the spirit of volunteerism and total community involvement.

About National Poetry Month

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. In 2021, the Academy of American Poets looks forward to celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration.