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. 

Feb 20 2018

Join Us at AWP 2018

Join us at the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair, from Thursday, March 8, through Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.

Jan 03 2018

Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, and Marie Howe Named Academy of American Poets Chancellors

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, and Marie Howe have been named its newest Chancellors, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including W. H. Auden, John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Yusef Komunyakaa, Adrienne Rich, and Mark Strand.

Oct 03 2017

Presenting American Poets in Paris

The Academy of American Poets in New York City and Berkeley Books of Paris are pleased to present a series of readings by American poets in Paris. The fall series is a pilot project between the New York City-based cultural organization and the independent bookstore. 
"It was after our founder Marie Bullock studied in Paris and returned to New York that she determined to assist and promote American poets.