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National Poetry Month: Poetry Events

April is National Poetry Month. This guide will include resources in various mediums of different poets and poems.

April is National Poetry Month!

Washington State Poet Laureate Events


April 2, 12:30pm | in-person at Hugo House Capitol Hill

Poetry and Civic Life

Featured poets include Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall, Spokane poet, and Washington State Poet Laureate (2016-2018), Jourdan Imani Keith, Seattle Civic Poet, and Zinnia Hansen, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate.


April 4, 1pm | Digital Stage, follow link to listen

Lyric World: Lorna Dee Cervantes with Shin Yu Pai


April 4, 5pm | online | $30

Elizabeth Alexander, The Trayvon Generation


April 5, 7pm | onlineWA State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest & Celebrating Our Native Trees with Poetry


April 7, 7:30pm | hybrid at Hugo House (Lapis Theater) | $10 and up

Don Mee Choi (National Book Award Poetry winner for DMZ Colony)


April 8, 6pm | in-person at Hugo House Capitol Hill | $5-15

Morgan Parker in conversation with Luther Hughes

Hugo House Word Works | Morgan Parker: I Know What You Mean


April 21 -24 | hybrid at NW Film Forum Capitol Hill

Cadence Video Poetry Festival


April 29 | in-person at Hugo House Capitol Hill

Poem in Your Pocket Day


April 30, 12-2 | in-person at Open Books: A Poem Emporium | $75

Love on the Brain: A generative poetry workshop


Check your local bookstores and other poetry venues for additional events!