announcements

Aug 05 2014

Walt Whitman Award Now the Most Valuable First-Book Publication Prize for Poetry in the United States

We are excited to announce two changes to our distinguished Walt Whitman Award, making it the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the United States. In addition to $5,000, the winner of the 2015 award will now receive publication of his or her manuscript by Graywolf Press, an award-winning independent publisher, and an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy.

Jul 21 2014

Poetry Matters

In the Opinion Pages of the New York Times on July 20, 2014, seven poets were asked to respond to the question, "Does poetry matter?"  

Jul 09 2014

Poets Gather in NYC This Fall for the 8th Annual Poets Forum

Please join us October 16 to 18 in New York City for the eighth annual Poets Forum, our three day celebration of poetry, which takes place on the campuses of New York University and The New School. Poets Forum explores the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry in the United States through in-depth discussion with some of the most distinguished poets of our day, poetry readings, lectures, receptions, and more.

May 28 2014

Academy of American Poets Summer Series 2014

This summer we continue our tradition of offering free summer poetry readings with a diverse lineup of poets sharing their work at historic New York City venues—from Governors Island's Colonel's Row to The New York Public Library's iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman

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