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President Campo to lead poetry discussion on April 12th

…for the truest poetry is the most feigning; and lovers are given to poetry, and what they swear in poetry may be said as lovers they do feign.

–Shakespeare, As You Like It, III.iii

Since 1996, April has been National Poetry Month in the United States. According to the American Academy of Poets, which founded the celebration, the purpose of National Poetry Month is “to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern”

This year, on April 12th, President Campo will lead a special reading and discussion at the Library of a selection of poems spanning nearly 400 years: