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.

Jan 15 2015

Introducing Our New Chancellors

Elizabeth Alexander, Linda Gregerson, and Alicia Suskin Ostriker have been elected Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including W. H.

Jan 08 2015

We've Partnered with The Betsy Hotel for the James Laughlin Award

We are excited to announce a new partnership with The Betsy, a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Beginning in 2015, recipients of the Academy’s James Laughlin Award will receive an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at The Betsy’s Writer’s Room. The James Laughlin Award is the nation’s only second-book award for poetry that is given annually and open to all poets who are citizens of the United States.