National Poetry Month celebrated in Everglades
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HOMESTEAD, Florida: To commemorate UNESCO’s World Poetry Day and National Poetry month, visitors will encounter Everglades-inspired poetry throughout Everglades National Park starting through
National Poetry Month, held in April, celebrates poetry and its vital place in American culture. World Poetry Day, March 21, was an invitation to reflect on the power of language and support linguistic diversity through poetic expression.
“I want to make the environment come alive on the page by creating word pictures, drawing readers vicariously into the magnificence of our natural wild places. We writers . . . have helped to establish the aesthetic value and material efficacy of the Glades.” – Bill Maxwell, AIRIE 2013.
About AIRIE: The Artist-in-Residence-in-
WHAT: To commemorate UNESCO’s World Poetry Day and National Poetry month, visitors will encounter Everglades-inspired poetry on vibrant banners, featuring the words and rhythms from our former Artist-in-Residence-in-
WHEN: March 21 – April 30, 2014.
WHERE: Everglades National Park
Did You Know?
Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.