Edison, NJ - The Edison Arts Society  will be hosting “A Call for Poets”, in honor of National Poetry Month on April 16 at 7 p.m.  In an event that will be held at the Edison Municipal Building, attendees can participate in an evening of poetry and spoken word, according to the Edison Arts Society.

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. It is a celebration of poetry’s vital place in culture. Now in its twenty-third year,  it “is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives,” according to the Academy of American Poets.

This is the fourth annual reading for the Edison Arts Society. "We are proud to encourage our local wordsmiths to share their love for words with our community,” said Gloria S. Dittman, president of the Edison Arts Society. “We are thrilled to have such wonderful events planned for the community,” she added.

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The event will feature performances Randall Brinkley, a local poet and guitarist, as well as other poets including Joe Kelly and Irwin Dunsky.

All residents are welcome to participate in the Edison Arts Society’s event.