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Artwork copyright . Manya Shapiro. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.

Poetry Month: April

"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility."
–William Wordsworth, English poet, 1770-1850.

National Poetry Month takes place each April. It is a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

These artworks in Washington's State Art Collection highlight their special relationships to poetry and words. Enjoy!

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