The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.
by Lillian Rose, 6 Southfield School, Brookline, Massachusetts
Now the wind blows hard.
Now the paint spills.
Now the hawk shrieks.
Now the sun shines.
Now is everything.
Written in Response to “The Owl” and "Here" by Arthur Sze