April 2, 2018
National Poetry Month 2018

April is National Poetry Month! Follow along for works curated by State Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka and the Official Track Poet of the 100th Running of The Indianapolis 500, Adam Henze.

April is National Poetry Month, and for the past several years Indiana Humanities has teamed up with Indiana’s Poet Laureate to spotlight Indiana poets and poetry in general.

This year, we’re partnering with Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka for four thematic weeks—complete with interviews with Indiana poets and spotlights on poetry devices such as imagery and metaphor.

This month we’re also featuring the work of slam poet Adam Henze through a series of FrankenSlam Frankenfilms. Adam won our 2016 contest to become the Official Track Poet of the 100th Running of The Indianapolis 500 and is active in our Frankenstein Speakers Bureau for One State / One Story: Frankenstein



 ‘Who Was Mary Shelley’ by Lorine Niedecker.

“Hum for the Bolt” by Jamaal May

“Dear Dr. Frankenstein” by Jericho Brown


Interviews with Adrian Matejka

5 Questions with Kaveh Akbar 

5 Questions with Catherine Bowman

5 Questions with Mitchell L. H. Douglas

5 Questions with Lisa Laker

Finally, be sure to follow us on social media as share news about National Poetry Month and activities and prompts to help you celebrate poetry this month, and all year long. You can also bookmark this page and check back throughout the month for more news from Adrian and poets around the state.

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