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Media Contact: Jennifer Benka
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Mar 29 2018

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce a new partnership with News-2-You for National Poetry Month.

Mar 22 2018

New York, NY (March 22, 2018)—Actors Uma Thurman, Tim Daly, and Christine Lahti; visual artist Lorna Simpson; Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin; noted public radio host and National Humanities Medal recipient Krista Tippett; astrophysicist and acclaimed author Janna Levin; former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses; and National Student Poet Juliet Lubwama will read their favorite poems in celebration of National Poetry Month on April 25, 2018, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

Mar 19 2018

The poet laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, will select twenty-five poems by contemporary poets to be featured in the Academy of American Poets’ popular Poem-a-Day series in April. Readers interested in receiving the free emailed series can sign up here:

Mar 15 2018
New York, NY (March 15, 2018)—The Academy of American Poets will devote the week of March 18 of its popular Poem-a-Day series to the theme Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body. This week is part of the Poetry Coalition’s second annual programming initiative on a theme of social importance.