Dear Poet

Dear Poet New York, NY (January 27, 2022)— The Academy of American Poets, the originator of National Poetry Month—now a worldwide celebration—invites students in grades five through twelve to participate in Dear Poet 2022, an annual multimedia education project featuring videos of award-winning poets reading their work, including poets who serve on the Academy ofContinue reading “Dear Poet”

National Poetry Month 2022

National Poetry Month 2022 It is National Poetry Month all over San Mateo County! The County of San Mateo and cities in the county are proclaiming April as National Poetry Month upon the request of San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto. Ms. Cassinetto is also spearheading several events to celebrate poetry and the workContinue reading “National Poetry Month 2022”

NPM campaign

San Mateo County & Cities proclaim National Poetry Month At the request of San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, the County of San Mateo and several cities in San Mateo County will be issuing official proclamations in support of National Poetry Month on the following dates: County of San Mateo, April 5 at 9amContinue reading “NPM campaign”

State of poetry in the county

State of poetry in the county An article by Aileen Cassinetto, originally published in The San Mateo Daily Journal, March 7, 2022

World Poetry Day

Why World Poetry Day? Each year on 21 March, we celebrate World Poetry Day.  “One of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity, poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace. First adopted by UNESCO duringContinue reading “World Poetry Day”