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Dec 19 2018

New York, NY (December 19, 2018)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that the most popular poem in 2018 by a contemporary poet on Poets.org was “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye. More than 250,000 individuals read or viewed the poem online in the past twelve months.

The poem reads in part:

Dec 05 2018

New York, NY (December 6, 2018)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the twelve finalists of the first-ever National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students.

Dec 04 2018

New York, NY (December 4, 2018)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce twelve new guest editors of Poem-a-Day who will each curate a month of poems in 2019.

Nov 21 2018

November 14, 2018 (New York, New York)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that poems from its curated collection on Poets.org, including those featured in its popular Poem-a-Day series, are now available to Alexa users. Thanks to support from the Amazon Literary Partnership Program, the application is available for free.

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