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.
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.
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.