A Garden of Verses: Poetry Day in the Garden - April 11

Poppy webApril 11, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Experience poetry in the Garden and celebrate National Poetry Month

California poets welcome the season and National Poetry Month by sharing poems that celebrate nature and the Golden State.

Come and stroll the Garden's paths anytime throughout the event time to enjoy the art of the spoken word performed by poets in the Garden. They will be stationed at various locations around the Garden's Mesa Loop Trail.

Poetry books will be available for sale at the Poetry Stations and in the Garden Shop. Get yours signed by the author!

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. 

For a list of poets scheduled to appear and read on April 11, please click here. Please note this list is growing - check back for updates!