April is National Poetry Month! In partnership with our friends at Literary Arts, All Classical Portland collected verse from contemporary poets, and we’re thrilled to share these extraordinary words with you, read by the poets themselves. Click through to hear from Oregon’s Poet Laureate Kim Stafford and many more! Celebrate with us by recording your own poems and using #welovethispoetry
Special note: On Monday April 27, Gov. Kate Brown announced the appointment of two-time National Poetry Slam champion Anis Mojgani as Oregon’s tenth Poet Laureate. Mojgani will assume the role starting May 4, and will serve in that position for two years. He is the 10th poet in the role.
The poetry is co-curated by All Classical Portland’s Suzanne Nance and Kristina Becker with Literary Arts’ Director of Programs for Writers Susan Moore.