Dear Poet Letters 2018
For National Poetry Month 2018, we presented Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that invited young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by some of the award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors. And to help teachers bring Dear Poet to the classroom, we worked with a curriculum specialist to design a lesson plan, aligned with the Common Core.
Stay tuned for more letters and the Chancellors’ responses, and thank you to all of the classrooms that have already participated in this year's project.
Read the following letters to Jane Hirshfield alongside the poet's responses.
Read the following letters to Marilyn Nelson alongside the poet's responses.
Read the following letters to Alicia Ostriker alongside the poet's responses.
We invited 826 National, one of our National Poetry Month partners, to participate in the Dear Poet Project. The 826CHI chapter worked with their students to write the following letters.