Based on the popular "Adopt-a-Highway" programs that provide for the care and maintenance of our nation's roads, the Academy of American Poets has created an "Adopt-a-Poet" program to support the care and maintenance of this website.
By giving a special gift to adopt one of the poets on Poets.org, you can help us make critically needed upgrades and improvements to the site—and help us make sure that, in the coming year and beyond, we can continue to offer students, teachers, poetry enthusiasts and all Americans the most educational, entertaining, and comprehensive poetry resource available anywhere.
To adopt one of the poets on Poets.org, simply give a contribution of $30 or more and let us know which poet you want to adopt. Or, if it's possible for you to send a larger gift, you can adopt two poets for a contribution of $50, three for a gift of $70, or five poets if your contribution is in the amount of $100 or more. (Please note that donations do not go directly to the individual poet, but support this not-for-profit website.)
Simply choose the poets you want to adopt from our "Find a Poet" section, which lists more than 500 poets whose biographies appear on the website. In acknowledgement of your "Adopt-a-Poet" gift, we will list your name, city and state on the biography page for the poet or poets you select for a period of one year.
In this way, you will receive public recognition for your support while your contribution makes it possible for us to launch several vitally important upgrades and improvements to Poets.org. This program helps us to reach schools, libraries, offices and homes each and every day of the year. We hope you agree that this is a project that deserves your special support.
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