Oct 28 2014

Walt Whitman Award Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the Academy's Walt Whitman Award, the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the United States, is coming up on Saturday, November 1.

Oct 22 2014

The Academy of American Poets Partners with the National Archives to Celebrate American Archives Month

The Academy of American Poets is proud to partner with the National Archives in celebration of American Archives Month with We the Poets, a project in which poets wrote poems inspired by holdings, such as photographs and historical documents, in the National Archives.

Sep 11 2014

We've Launched a Monthly Newsletter for Educators

We are happy to share that we've launched a new monthly newsletter for educators. This free digital publication will feature poems, lesson plans, books, and other resources to help educators bring poetry into the classroom. Sign up for the newsletter here.