announcements

Mar 03 2015

Encourage Students to Participate in the Dear Poet project for National Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets is inviting students in grades five through twelve to be a part of Dear Poet for National Poetry Month. To participate, students watch a series of exclusive videos that feature award-winning poets, members of the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors, sharing their poems. They then write a letter responding to one of the poems.

Feb 17 2015

The Smithsonian and Poets.org Team Up on Waterways

An anthology of poems from Poets.org about water is now featured on the Smithsonian's website as part of Waterways, a cooperative effort that provides resources to explore topics involving water with the goal of increasing awareness about the environment and eco-stewardship. The poems were curated by Academy of American Poets Educator in Residence Dr.
Jan 22 2015

Introducing our National Poetry Month Programs for 2015

This April, tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and poets will celebrate National Poetry Month, marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.

Jan 16 2015

Academy of American Poets to Cosponsor Carolyn Kizer Memorial Event in Seattle

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to share that we will be joining with Hugo House, Copper Canyon Press, and Poetry Northwest to honor Academy of American Poets Chancellor Emerita Carolyn Kizer, who passed away October 9, 2014.

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