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Mar 18 2008

March 18, 2008—Poetry is brimming in the city this spring as the Academy of American Poets presents readings and events in celebration of National Poetry Month:

Mar 12 2008

Americans Carry Poems for Pockets for National Poetry Month

Feb 14 2008

February 14—Just in time for Valentine's Day,, the website of the Academy of American Poets, has published a selection of ten poetic pairings of love poems with corresponding sweets, drinks, and flowers. From the lustful to the sacred, from Shakespeare to Peter Gizzi, the list offers readers a wide range of romantic suggestions to woo and adore a sweetheart. The irresistible combinations are sure to result in wobbly knees, a melting heart, and a thoroughly smitten valentine.

Jan 16 2008


New York, January 16—The Academy of American Poets has unveiled the official poster for National Poetry Month 2008, designed by SpotCo, a New York City agency responsible for the lion’s share of poster designs for Broadway’s most popular shows. These include RENT, Chicago, and Avenue Q.