By Deb A.
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
- from Mark Strand's "Eating Poetry"
April is most decidedly not the cruellest month for poets and poetry-lovers; instead, it is a time to celebrate the power of poetry with the Academy of American Poets, who declared April National Poetry Month in 1996. The Academy claims that this is the "largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry's important place in our culture and our lives."
Agave Magazine is adding itself to that list this year by holding a poetry contest. Here's what you need to know.
Winning entries will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Agave Magazine; winners will also receive a print copy.
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April 30th, 2015 (also known as National Poem in Your Pocket Day in the United States)
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