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Jan 07 2019
New York, NY (January 7, 2019)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Joy Harjo and Natasha Trethewey 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.
Jan 04 2019

New York, NY (January 9, 2019)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that tenth grader Julia Wang from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, has been named the winner of the first-ever National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students.

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.

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