Dear Poet Project

For National Poetry Month 2016, 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. 

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Dear Poet project. We will consider all letters for publication on Poets.org in May 2016. And our Chancellors will reply to select letters of their choosing.

read the dear poet lesson plan

read the letters