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Jan 22 2015

New York, NY (January 22, 2015)—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’s celebration of poets and poetry. 

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Jan 15 2015

New York, NY (January 15, 2015)—The Academy of American Poets announced today that Elizabeth Alexander, Linda Gregerson, and Alicia Suskin Ostriker have been elected Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including W. H.

Jan 08 2015

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Beginning in 2015, recipients of the organization’s James Laughlin Award will receive an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at The Betsy’s Writer’s Room. The James Laughlin Award is the nation's only second-book award for poetry that is given annually and open to all poets who are citizens of the United States.

Nov 17 2014

The next time someone dares to ask "Does anyone read poetry anymore?" the Academy of American Poets can confidently say yes.

Last week the organization gained its 100,000th subscriber to its Poem-a-Day series, which publishes—online via email and its website—new, never-before-seen poems by contemporary poets on weekdays, and a curated selection of classic poems on weekends.