English Department collaborates with others to bring National Poetry Month to Wright State


Wright State’s English Department, is partnering with the Department of Modern Languages, Department of Music, the Women’s Center, LEAP Intensive English Program and Books & Co. at the Greene, to host numerous events across the university and community focusing on the nation’s love for poetry.

National Poetry Month has been celebrated since 1996. The Academy of American Poets, booksellers, librarians and teachers collaborated to decide how and when to celebrate poetry.

“The purpose is to reawaken us to the importance of poetry in our everyday lives and to encourage appreciation and upstanding of the art of poetry, our national heritage of poetry and of poets living and dead,” Chairperson of the Department of English Language and Literatures Carol Loranger said.

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