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Celebrating National Poetry Month

ABRAMS President & CEO Michael Jacobs Reflects

April is over and, with its end, so is this year’s National Poetry Month. Since I started sending a poem a day, more or less, to ALL HNA (including UK) almost six weeks ago (I actually began a week early while in Bologna) you’ve received 36 poems from more than 30 poets. Poems that I knew or discovered or came across by chance or association, poems that for some reason or another struck me or, that I had stashed in my drafts folder waiting to be sent (or not sent) and shared. I usually sent them early in my day, sometimes before full morning light had lifted, before I had my senses completely about me, before I overedited my choices, or gave in to my hesitations and before I thought hard about any audience for the poems other than my own.

on Friday, May 3rd, 2013
in the category Poetry Month

National Poetry Month at ABRAMS

Discovering New Poems Around The Office

April is National Poetry Month and it’s been one big poem ambush here on 18th Street. We’ve had poems scattered throughout the office by four anonymous staffers and it’s been great fun to discover the new ones each week. View photos of poetry around the office after the break.

on Thursday, April 25th, 2013
in the category Poetry Month

Poetry Bomb!

Abrams Books, Tumblr, and the Academy of American Poets Are Celebrating National Poetry Month

ABRAMS has partnered with Tumblr to launch — a tumblr blog which invites people to read, share, reblog and submit poetry. All month long we will be showcasing emerging and established poets, as well as other poetry campaigns from various publishers and organizations.

on Monday, April 1st, 2013
in the category Poetry Month

The Plane Sense of Things

A Thinking Stone by Michael Jacobs

I’m on an airplane from London back to New York, and about an hour ago I saw below us the tip of what must have been Greenland after five or so hours over the Atlantic. It was exciting mostly because it was unexpected, having flown over England and Ireland and then over thousands of miles of water under the clouds, which were mesmerizing in their perfect simplicity.

I imagined the Grand Banks below, somewhere down there, a place I’d read about in The Perfect Storm, a shelf out in in the sea where sword fishermen go to catch their fill and, hopefully, return intact with their payload. And I let the sight of those clouds seduce me to sleep like sirens instead of reading Jane Eyre which I’d intended to do—for the first time, I’m embarrassed to admit—on the long plane ride home. Rochester will wait, I suppose, and so will Jane and so will I, for the weekend and some time on the couch or a chair in the sun with that brilliant Brontë sister.

on Friday, April 15th, 2011
in the category Poetry, Poetry Month, Who We Are

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day

In Celebration of National Poetry Month by Bruno Navasky

One of the most joyful days of a joyful month arrives on April 14: Poem in Your Pocket Day. The day takes its name from a poem by the noted children’s book author Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. The poem begins:

Keep a poem in your pocket
And a picture in your head
And you’ll never feel lonely
At night when you’re in bed.

The little poem will sing to you
The little picture bring to you
A dozen dreams to dance to you
At night when you’re in bed.

on Thursday, April 14th, 2011
in the category Featured Book, Poetry, Poetry Month, What We're Reading