Norwalk, CN (PRWEB) March 29, 2006
AP9 SimpleEscapes is springing into April by recognizing the literary talents of beloved poets, as part of National Poetry Month. Explore the intricacies, humor and drama of poetry with friends and family while saving up to 20% on books, journals, magazines and other media with AP9 SimpleEscapes, a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC.
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Check with schools, libraries, cultural centers and other resources to learn more about poetry and its contributions to the written art form. AP9 SimpleEscapes suggests these unique ideas to kick off National Poetry Month in the community and at home:
Spark awareness of National Poetry Month.
Sharing poetry with friends and family is a fun and easy way to celebrate the genre. Purchase some colorful, dramatic or funny postcards at a stationery store. Write poems or excerpts on the backs, along with the name of the poet and any fascinating or unusual facts about him or her. Perhaps this friendly mail kicks off a poetry postcard chain for the following year.
Use a poem to dress up the ordinary.
Find a poem or something scribed by a beloved poet. Use a part or the entire poem, depending on your project, to stencil around a doorway, on a collectible box or around a picture frame. An accent like this is sure to attract attention and spark a conversation. Seek out seasonal poetry about the holidays, birthdays or other special occasions, and write it out on a large piece of paper that’s suitable for wrapping gifts.
Find an open mic night.
Many local communities and organizations offer open mic nights at popular bars, coffee shops and even boutiques that offer an opportunity for aspiring poets to share their work as well as the work of famous poets. Check the newspaper for a calendar of events scheduled nearby. Or contact a favorite hangout, and offer to organize a night to recognize National Poetry Month; even a neighbor’s living room can be a comfortable and inviting forum to begin a new local tradition.
Inspire inner poets at home.
Hosting a family-and-friends poetry night at home is a fun way to spend time together and is sure to spark creativity. Make the challenge fun by assembling a variety of activities. Hold a poetry contest and give awards for Longest, Best Rhymes, Silliest, Scariest and more. Or play a game where each person writes a word on a sheet of paper, folds it and passes it to the next player for him or her to do the same. After several rounds, read the whole thing aloud as a poem, which will surely earn some laughs.
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