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Mar 11 2014

New York, NY (March 11, 2014) — Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Julianna Margulies, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Crudup, Carrie Mae Weems, Kevin Kline, Parker Posey, Chip Kidd, Rosie Perez, Drew Nieporent, National Student Poet Michaela Coplen, and others will perform great American poems at Poetry & the Creative Mind, an extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture, which will be held on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

Feb 07 2014

New York, NY (February 7, 2014) —The Academy of American Poets was saddened to learn today of the passing of Maxine Kumin from her daughter Judith. The author of more than ten collections of poetry, Kumin, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1974, died on February 6, 2014.

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
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.