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Apr 09 2014

New York, NY (April 10, 2014)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout has selected Hannah Sanghee Park as the recipient of the 2014 Walt Whitman Award, the Academy’s prestigious first book prize. As the winner of the Whitman Award, Park’s manuscript, The Same-Different, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2015, and the Academy of American Poets will purchase and distribute thousands of copies of the book to its members.

Apr 07 2014

NEW YORK (April 7, 2014)-- The Academy of American Poets, the nation’s largest membership-based nonprofit organization promoting contemporary poets and poetry, which turned 80 this year, has signed a deal with King Features, a unit of Hearst Corporation, to syndicate the organization’s popular Poem-a-Day.

Mar 11 2014
National Poetry Month

New York, NY (March 11, 2014) The Academy of American Poets—the now 80 year-old organization that founded National Poetry Month in 1996— is offering the following activities and initiatives for this coming April’s celebration of poetry.

Poet-to-Poet Project

Mar 11 2014

New York, NY (March 11, 2014) — Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Julianna Margulies, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Crudup, Carrie Mae Weems, Kevin Kline, Parker Posey, Chip Kidd, Rosie Perez, Drew Nieporent, National Student Poet Michaela Coplen, and others will perform great American poems at Poetry & the Creative Mind, an extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture, which will be held on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.