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I'm reflecting today on how deeply meaningful it's been amid this crisis to be a part of @Poetsorg and sharing poems with a growing audience seeking comfort and courage. We know that this moment calls on our creativity, generosity of spirit, and willingness to help others.
In the past few weeks the Academy of American Poets helped launch, and we are continuing to work on, Artist Relief. We hope poets with dire financial need will apply to this national emergency fund.
We're advocating for more emergency funding for poetry and literary organizations nationwide working in partnership with the #PoetryCoaltion and our colleagues @CLMPorg @witshouston @LitNet_org…
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1/ Poetry for mental health? We have the evidence! In this #CAMHthreaducation🧵 celebrating #PoetryMonth, #CAMHLibrary📚 shares research resources that shows the poetic side of #mentalhealth support.
#NPM2019 #MentalHealthIsHealth
2/ Sarah Bonato, CAMH librarian 👩🏻‍💻: April is #NationalPoetryMonth, the largest literary celebration in the world! Reading and writing poetry has a role in mental health as it can help with coping, growth, healing, mindfulness, recovery & transformation.
3/ SB 👩🏻‍💻: Both clinicians and mental health consumers/survivors have written poetry to capture lived experience. (See Poetry and Peer Support, from @cbcradio… & Prize Winning Poet Turns Psychiatry into Art from @APA_Publishing…)
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My Last Canvas

Tonight I'm tired to the bone, wasted from too little sleep
and the same amount of love.
It's difficult to keep life in perspective.
The looming unfamiliar, so easily dismissed during daylight hours,
hunches menacingly right over there, occasionally giving out
a short sharp bark of what must pass for laughter in its tribe.
Undaunted, I stare into its face,
searching those pitiless features for some clue
to its intent, its content, its torment.
There it waits, mostly silent, daring me to walk right up and own it.
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Because I roll with poets, going to share a poem a day to celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth.
Here's Javier Zamora reading "Saguaros"
Day 2 of #NationalPoetryMonth
"Marketing Life for Those of Us Left" by Ada Limon…
Good morning! Let's start with Day 3 of #NationalPoetryMonth. Here is @EduardoCCorral reading "In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes"
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