CLMP Members Celebrate National Poetry Month 2023

National Poetry Month was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and since then it has become the single largest literary celebration in the world. We’re proud to share the ways CLMP members are bringing readers and writers together around poems in April 2023!


Belle Point Press
On April 18 at 8 PM ET, Belle Point Press will host a virtual launch of its spring poetry releases, featuring readings by Jason Myers and Anna Laura Reeve alongside Esteban Rodríguez. In addition, Belle Point Press is offering a 25% discount on both individual and bundled poetry chapbooks with the discount code CHAPS.


Bellevue Literary Review
On April 19 at 7 PM ET, Bellevue Literary Review  is hosting Winning Words, a free virtual event featuring readings and interviews with its 2023 prizewinners, including poets Caroline Harper New and Karan Kapoor. Throughout April, BLR is also celebrating poems, poet highlights, editor picks, and poetry news on social media and in its newsletters, as well as highlighting poetry selections from past issues online.


The BeZine
The BeZine will be posting English-language poetry from around the world on its blog throughout April.


BOA Editions
In celebration of National Poetry Month, BOA Editions is offering 20% off purchases in the month of April. The discount is applied automatically at checkout.


CavanKerry Press
On April 4 at 7 PM ET, CavanKerry Press is celebrating the release of Martin Wiley’s new poetry collection, When Did We Stop Being Cute?, with a virtual book launch featuring poet DuiJi Mshinda. CavanKerry Press is also in collaboration with the Paterson Museum in Paterson, New Jersey, on an exhibit titled Paterson’s Poets: Voices from the Silk City, which will include poets Sondra Gash and Catherine Doty.


Full Bleed
Full Bleed has partnered with the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.,  to publish a series of ekphrastic works inspired by its exhibition Pour, Tear, Carve, which is on view through May 14. Poets in the area are invited to submit by April 12; the series will be published in Issue 6 and curated by Baltimore poet Abdul Ali.


Gival Press
At the Kensington Day of the Book Festival on April 23 in Kensington, Maryland, Robert L. Giron will be reading from the anthology Arlington Poets in Support of Ukraine, which features poetry by Arlington-based and Ukrainian poets.


Half and One
Half and One, which regularly publishes poetry videos, is celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting an International Poetry Video Contest “to build a community of poets and poetry enthusiasts, where people can share their work and connect with like-minded individuals.”


Haymarket Books
This April, Haymarket Books has curated a list of poetry collections “that tell stories of resistance, sorrow, solidarity and hope in our struggles to change the world”—and they’re offering a 40% discount on all the books on this list, as well as a free ebook and free shipping on orders over $25 in the U.S.


Invisible Publishing
Through April 30, Invisible Publishing is adding a (surprise) backlist poetry collection to every customer order that includes a book of poetry.


Mom Egg Review
In honor of National Poetry Month, Mom Egg Review will feature a poetry prompt for each day in April, curated by poet and editor Anne Graue.


Narrative Magazine
Narrative Magazine will announce the winners and finalists of its 8th Annual High School Poetry Contest on April 12.


Paper Brigade
Paper Brigade is publishing poetry regularly on its website throughout National Poetry Month and curating a list of recommended poetry about the Holocaust for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 17.


In celebration of National Poetry Month, Poetry is offering a free download of its April 2023 issue, featuring new poems by all eleven of the 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winners. The Poetry Foundation is also hosting a hybrid reading with Renee Gladman, Eileen Myles, and Simone White on April 20, as well as the first Staff & Friends Reading with Adrian Matejka, Maggie Queeney, Charif Shanahan, and Patricia Smith on April 27.


Raleigh Review
The Spring 2023 issue of Raleigh Review, available the first week of April, features poetry by Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, H. M. Cotton, Tyler Dunston, Gabriella Adriana Iacono, Justin Jannise, Nick Lantz, and more.


The Rumpus
The Rumpus is publishing a new poem every day in April as part of its annual National Poetry Month series—beginning with poems by Su Hwang, Virginia Konchan, and Rajiv Mohabir.
On April 24 at 8 PM ET, is hosting an online National Poetry Month and Earth Day reading featuring Kamella Cruz, Pattiann Rogers, and Andrew C. Gottlieb.


Two Lines Press
Throughout April, Two Lines Press is offering a sale on its Calico Series titles—including Home, Visible, Cuíer, and This is Us Losing Count, all of which feature poetry—in celebration of National Poetry Month.