Nov 13 2014

Poem-a-Day Reaches 100,000 Subscribers

We are excited to share that a few hours ago the number of subscribers to Poem-a-Day surpassed 100,000! If you don't already receive Poem-a-Day, sign up now and join this growing community of poetry readers.

Through Poem-a-Day, the Academy of American Poets presents original, previously unpublished poems by our country’s most talented poets throughout the week and classic poems on the weekends.

Nov 04 2014

Award-Winning Cartoonist Roz Chast To Design the Official Poster for National Poetry Month 2015

We are excited to share that 2014 National Book Award finalist and award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast will design the official celebratory poster for National Poetry Month, April 2015. Each year the Academy distributes a poster free-of-charge to over 100,000 schools, libraries, and bookstores nationwide for their April celebrations. Known for her sharp wit and true-to-life storytelling, Chast was selected by renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd on behalf of the Academy of American Poets.

Oct 28 2014

Walt Whitman Award Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the Academy's Walt Whitman Award, the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the United States, is coming up on Saturday, November 1.

Oct 22 2014

The Academy of American Poets Partners with the National Archives to Celebrate American Archives Month

The Academy of American Poets is proud to partner with the National Archives in celebration of American Archives Month with We the Poets, a project in which poets wrote poems inspired by holdings, such as photographs and historical documents, in the National Archives.