Poem-a-Day 2014

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Every April, Knopf celebrates National Poetry Month by sending a poem every day throughout the month. Sign up here for Poem-a-Day.

This April, we invite poetry fans to submit a photo, drawing, or other visual representation of poems that inspire them. The contest will be held on the Knopf Facebook page. The five people whose submissions get the most votes at the end of April will each receive a package of new poetry books from Knopf. Feel free to choose more than one poem and submit up to one entry per day!

And to whet your appetite for Poem-a-Day, a poem by Frank O’Hara:

Autobiographia Literaria

When I was a child
I played by myself in a
corner of the schoolyard
all alone.

I hated dolls and I
hated games, animals were
not friendly and birds
flew away.

If anyone was looking
for me I hid behind a
tree and cried out “I am
an orphan.”

And here I am, the
center of all beauty!
writing these poems!