Celebrate World Poetry Day with an interactive poetry experience

“The best words in the best order.” That’s how the English Romantic, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, defined poetry. “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry,” said the American poet Emily Dickinson.

While Dickinson’s description sounds a bit extreme, finding those best words and putting them in the best order can indeed have even the most practiced poets pulling their hair out. But getting involved with reading and writing poetry just got a little easier, with a new collaboration between Google Arts & Culture and over 130 arts institutions including The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The American Writers Museum, The Rekhta Foundation, Wordsworth Grasmere, and more.