The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.
And they searched her voice, heard the lurch of a bus into the deep muck of a field.
And they searched the bus, saw the guts of its vinyl seats.
And they searched the guts, smelled the steel springs rusting.
And they searched the rust, tasted nothing but