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Media Contact: Jennifer Benka
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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, 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.

Nov 15 2018

The Poetry Coalition, an alliance of more than 20 independent poetry organizations across the United States, will devote March 2019 to exploring the theme “What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy."

Nov 07 2018

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce a new partnership with Glen Hollow in Naples, New York. Beginning in 2019, recipients of the organization’s Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize will receive a free-of-charge, ten day residency at Glen Hollow during National Poetry Month. The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize is an award that recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year.

Oct 29 2018

Leaders from 20 of our nation’s most influential poetry organizations will gather in Kent, Ohio, on November 2 to 4, to learn about the Wick Poetry Center and how its innovative public poetry programs impact the community.