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Mar 30 2015
The Academy of American Poets announced on March 30, 2015, that Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith has selected Sjohnna McCray as the recipient of the 2015 Walt Whitman Award, the nation’s most valuable first-book prize.
Mar 30 2015

New York, NY (March 30, 2015)— In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, the Academy of American Poets, the nonprofit organization behind National Poetry Month, is partnering with 826 National on “Read This Poem,” an initiative designed to highlight poets, celebrate poetry communities throughout the United States, and connect poets with students.

Mar 11 2015

New York, NY (March 11, 2015) — On April 15, the Academy of American Poets will present Poetry & the Creative Mind, an awe-inspiring and entertaining evening at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The event, which illuminates the significance of poetry in contemporary culture, will feature the following readers, who will perform poems by American poets of note:

Feb 26 2015

New York, NY (February 26, 2015)—The Academy of American Poets—which founded and continues to organize National Poetry Month—is pleased to share five ways to celebrate National Poetry Month in your community.

Encourage students and teachers to participate in the Dear Poet project