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.
and i was thinking about this while i was flying
toward iowa and thinking about how everyone was going to be
trying to locate the avant-garde and about how almost
everyone was going to agree that it would involve either
shocking or making it new and and that i was