A program for the whole community to take part in: place or read poems on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or send via e-mail. Poems you love. Poems of yours. Poems by others (credit authors) Use hashtag #NPMSA
SLAM THE TOWN! Is a National Poetry Month initiative begun by the amazing Jack Ridl in Michigan years ago at the small college he was teaching at. Students of Jack’s would paper their campus and small town with poems on April 1 to celebrate the onset of NPM. NPM in San Antonio has adopted SLAM and for over ten years has opened the door to folks all over sending, emailing, handing, leaving a placemats in restaurants and under car windshield wipers poems they love. 2020 and pandemic, sheltering in place and minimizing physical contact, calls on us to get our poems out to one another through email, and social media outlets – as widely as possible – everyone needs poetry now.