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Executive Director, (212) 274-0343

Feb 04 2014

New York, NY (February 4, 2014) — This April for National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets will present Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites young people in grades 3-12 to write poems in response to those shared by award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors.

Jan 15 2014

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Ewa Zadrzynska
(917) 774-8834

Jan 15 2014
New York, NY (January 15, 2014) — The Academy of American Poets announced today that noted translator Khaled Mattawa and Arizona poet laureate Alberto Ríos 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 Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Rich, Yusef Komunyakaa, and John Ashbery.

Nov 18 2013

New York, NY (November 18, 2013)—During the month of December, poetry organizations and publishers will mark Muriel Rukeyser’s centenary with three public events in New York City that celebrate the life and work of the poet.