Publication of first book, $5,000 cash prize,
residency at the Vermont Studio Center
March 31, 2011 — In April, the Academy of American Poets will launch a month-long series of guest poets featured on its streaming Twitter feed. Throughout each day during National Poetry Month, a selected poet will have 24 hours to post his or her daily insights before passing the baton.
March 18, 2011 — This April, the Academy of American Poets celebrates the 16th annual National Poetry Month with an array of exciting events, including the publication of Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets and a star-studded poetry reading at Lincoln Center. National Poetry Month was established by the Academy in 1996 and is now the largest literary celebration in the world.