"In 1938, the State of Ohio set the third Friday of every October as Ohio Poetry Day. This was the first poetry day established by a state government in the United States. Tessa Sweazy Webb spent thirteen months lobbying the Ohio General Assembly to create Ohio Poetry Day. She argued, 'For each living reader a living poet, for each living poet a living reader.' After Ohio approved Webb's idea, other states adopted a day dedicated to poetry as well."
- Quotation from Ohio History Central
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
JUST A LITTLE OVER A MONTH LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK!
OHIO POETRY DAY CONTEST LIST. Contact Amy Jo Zook to receive the official entry form at 3520 State Route 56, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 DEADLINE MAY 15, 2018.