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The Academy of American Poets is the nation’s largest membership-based organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of contemporary poetry and supporting poets at all stages of their careers.

By joining the Academy of American Poets, you will become a part of a community devoted to promoting the important place poetry has in our culture. Members help make our programs possible, including, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, National Poem in Your Pocket Day, Poets Forum, our Summer Reading Series, and resources for K-12 teachers. In addition, our members fund the annual Walt Whitman Award, which launches a poet's first book. As a benefit of your membership you will receive our biannual magazine American Poets, a 10% discount to our Poets Shop and special events, and more.

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