New York, NY (November 4, 2014)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that 2014 National Book Award finalist and award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast will design the official celebratory poster for National Poetry Month, April 2015. Each year the organization distributes a poster free-of-charge to over 100,000 schools, libraries, and bookstores nationwide for their April celebrations. Known for her sharp wit and true-to-life storytelling, Chast was selected by renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd on behalf of the Academy of American Poets.
Building on its long-standing commitment to support K-12 teachers, the Academy of American Poets has launched an educator newsletter. This free monthly digital publication will feature poems, lesson plans, books, and other resources to help educators bring poetry into the classroom.
New York, NY (August 26, 2014)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Poets Prizes, which are among the most valuable poetry prizes in the United States. This year the organization has awarded over $200,000 to poets at various stages of their careers. The recipients will be honored at the American Poets Prizes ceremony on October 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at The New School in New York City.
The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer has joined the organization as its first Educator in Residence. This honorary position reflects the organization's long-standing commitment to supporting K-12 teachers and encouraging young people to engage with the art of poetry.