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Jan 11 2017

The Academy of American Poets—which founded and continues to organize National Poetry Month each year—is pleased to announce the following activities and initiatives for this coming April celebration of poets and poetry.

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Jan 11 2017
Maira Kalman National Poetry Month 2017 Image

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Boston Globe–Horn Book Award-winning illustrator Maira Kalman designed the official celebratory poster for National Poetry Month, April 2017. Each year the organization distributes a poster free-of-charge to over 100,000 schools, libraries, and bookstores nationwide for their April celebrations.

Known to draw from her own life story and all of its absurdities, Kalman was selected by renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd on behalf of the Academy of American Poets.

Dec 06 2016

Twenty-two nonprofit poetry organizations from across the United States have formed a historic coalition dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and communities, and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

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