Press Center

Media Contact: Jennifer Benka
Executive Director
[email protected], (212) 274-0343

Jun 24 2017

[New York, NY]—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Poets.org has been named a 2017 Best Website for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association.

Jun 16 2017

[New York, NY]—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce four new members have joined its Board of Directors: Thomas Kean, Tess O’Dwyer, Elda Rotor, and Drew Schiff. They are joining the other 15 current Directors of the organization, who have championed poets and poetry for more than three generations.

Jun 14 2017

[New York, NY]—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $75,000 to the Academy of American Poets to support free programs that foster a national interest in poetry and showcase American poets.

Apr 01 2017

New York, NY (April 1, 2017)—The Academy of American Poets—which founded and continues to organize National Poetry Month—is pleased to share five ways to celebrate National Poetry Month in your community.

Encourage students and teachers to participate in the Dear Poet project

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