Sep 12 2018

Join Us at the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival

Join us at the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and vicinity, for readings by Academy Chancellor Terrance Hayes and American Poets Prize winners Raquel Salas Rivera, Patricia Smith, and Jenny Xie.

Jun 08 2018

A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Readers,

I’m proud that is a trusted source of information about poets and poetry that is relied on by millions of readers of all ages, and many thousands of teachers and students. I, and our staff members, understand, therefore, that producing comes with great responsibility.

May 31 2018

The Academy of American Poets Is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the Golden Shovel Anthology International Student Poetry Competition

Two students have been named the winners of the Golden Shovel Anthology International Poetry Competition. More than 150 poems were submitted. The Golden Shovel Anthology (University of Arkansas Press, 2017) is a collection of poems inspired by a new poetic form invented by Academy Chancellor Terrance Hayes. 

Apr 01 2018

Happy National Poetry Month

Although the team at the Academy of American Poets works tirelessly to champion poets and poetry every day of the year, it is in April—National Poetry Month—when we’re especially excited to share educational activities, book recommendations, and poems with students and other readers who are engaging with poetry for the first time. We know this introduction can lead individuals to becoming lifelong readers of poems.