Are you one of those people who claims to hate poetry? Maybe you just don't realize what you're missing! National Poetry Month, celebrated in April, is the perfect time to explore poetry in all its many forms. Perhaps you will be drawn to the classics, the romantic lyrics of Shakespeare may speak to your heart, or the humorous writings of Shel Silverstein may be more to your liking. Test your skills at writing haiku - just 17 syllables and you're a poet! You can read it, write it, or be inspired by the words to create music and art. Musician Bob Dylan, billed by "The New York Times" as the "poet laureate" of the rock era, shocked the world by winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016. Rapper and poet Common performed at the White House and also won an Academy Award. Who knows where poetry might take you? Keep reading to learn more about National Poetry Month, and spend some time finding a favorite so you can participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day later this month.