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.
From the Archive: Poetry from the Women's Movement
(Left to right, back row) Eileen Myles, Erica Jong, Fran Winant, Joan Larkin, and Jean Valentine; (left to right, front row) Honor Moore, Susan Griffin, Toi Derricotte, and Anne Waldman, being posed by photographer Star Black at an event focusing on poetry from the women's movement.