April is National Poetry Month and Rochester Institute of Technology is celebrating the artistry and societal importance of a wide range of poetry styles through a series of lectures, readings and performances. The events will culminate with the Word Sensorium, an interactive, multi-media performance featuring poetry readings, music and computer animation at RIT’s Imagination and Creativity Festival, May 1. All events are free and open to the public.
“National Poetry Month was created to highlight the importance of poetic expression in education, art and daily life,” notes John Roche, professor of English at RIT and one of the series organizers. “These events seek to expose our students and the broader community to the power and potential of poetry, showcase the tremendous talent present in the region and inspire the next generation of artists and creators.”
For more information, contact Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org. National Poetry Month was developed by the Academy of American Poets and received an official proclamation from President Bill Clinton in 1996. It is held every April in the United States and Canada.