Nov 24 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the Academy of American Poets

A holiday of gratitude, sharing, and remembrance, Thanksgiving is a celebration of friends, family, and an abundant harvest. As you gather around the table with your loved ones this Thursday, share words of thanks from our selection of poems for Thanksgiving.
Nov 21 2014

Watch the Miami Book Fair Live, November 21-23

The Miami Book Fair International—one of the largest and most diverse literary festivals in the country—began this week, and at 4 p.m. today select events will be available for viewing via livestream.
Nov 20 2014
Louise Gluck

Louise Glück Wins This Year's National Book Award in Poetry

Congratulations to Louise Glück, winner of the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry for her collection Faithful and Virtuous Night (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Nov 17 2014
Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco on the American Story

Richard Blanco, the 2013 inaugural poet of the United States, delivered this year's Blaney Lecture at the the eighth annual Poets Forum. Blanco spoke about education, the necessity of bringing poetry to a wider audience, and described the entire inaugural process—from having to write three poems in three week to the pressures of writing a poem that speaks for the nation.