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Mar 29 2016
As a special collaboration for this year's National Poetry Month in April, the leading membership-based poetry organizations that sponsor the month in the United States and Canada—the Academy of American Poets and the League of Canadian Poets—have created a guide for families, schools, and businesses to inspire and assist with local Poem in Your Pocket Day celebrations. The guide features poems by contemporary U.S. and Canadian poets.
Mar 23 2016

New York, NY (March 23, 2016)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Carolyn Forché has selected Mai Der Vang as the recipient of the 2016 Walt Whitman Award, the nation’s most valuable first-book prize for a poet.

Feb 11 2016
The Academy of American Poets and EDSITEment, the educational website of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), have partnered on a new initiative to bring poetry resources to educators. “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community,” is a new set of nine lesson plans organized around the theme of fostering community and understanding through poetry. The lesson plans will be created by Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer, the Educator-in-Residence at the Academy.
Jan 26 2016
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 20th anniversary celebration of poets and poetry. Follow the thousands of National Poetry Month Celebrations taking place using #npm16. Schools, libraries, publishers, booksellers, reading coordinators, and poets are also invited to tweet their events to the Academy of American Poets at @POETSorg.