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Launched in 1996, is the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. Visitors to will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly. Also available are resources such as the National Poetry Map, a national events calendar, and poetry lesson plans for teachers. receives a million visitors each month, making it the most popular site about poetry on the web. also allows visitors to create their own anthologies of content from our site. Log in and create a Notebook, then fill it with text and audio to make your own poetry library on the web. Visitors are invited to stay in touch by signing up for Update, a free, monthly e-mail newsletter that will inform you of new content on the site, as well as provide poetry news and information. We also offer a free Poem-A-Day email during April, National Poetry Month.

What are people saying about The New York Public Library listed among its "Best Reference" sources for 2006. Encyclopaedia Britannica has approved for iGuide site status and presents it as a recommended resource. The Christian Science Monitor called it a "trove of information... a total poetry resource." Yahoo recently hailed it "a literary Disneyland." Equally generous in their praise are those who visit and use, and these few comments are just a tiny sample of those we’ve received: "The best poetry resource on the internet"... "Lovely, smart, and thoughtful"... "A great moment for the poetry community"... "Your wonderful site has made all the difference to teachers and students who love poetry." is a program of the Academy of American Poets, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1934. is made possible by the generous support of Academy members, donors, and friends. If you use and enjoy the resources provided here, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today.

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