The Academy of American Poets is for people who love poetry. Our membership is nearly 9,000 strong and growing, and our programs reach over 20 million people every year. Our programs include Poets.org, the Poets Forum, Poem in Your Pocket Day, National Poetry Month, American Poet magazine, the Poem-A-Day email series, the Poetry Audio Archive, educational initiatives, readings and events, awards and prizes, and so much more. We’ve been doing this since 1934, and we still think it's fun.

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There’s still time for students in grades 3-12 to have their poems published on Poets.org as part of our Poet-to-Poet Project for National Poetry Month. Deadline is April 30! 

There’s still time for students in grades 3-12 to have their poems published on Poets.org as part of our Poet-to-Poet Project for National Poetry Month. Deadline is April 30

Thank you so much to everyone who packed the house last night to help us celebrate our 80th anniversary at Poetry & the Creative Mind at Lincoln Center. We are so grateful for your support! 

Today’s new poem is "from Two Inch Fables" by Marilyn Chin. 

Today’s new poem is "from Two Inch Fables" by Marilyn Chin. 

Curtain up! Light the lights!
TONIGHT: Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Patrick Stewart, Julianna Margulies, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Crudup, Carrie Mae Weems, Kevin Kline, Parker Posey, Chip Kidd, Rosie Perez, Drew Nieporent, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen come together at Lincoln Center to perform great American poems. 
Use code MNX738 to SAVE 10%

Curtain up! Light the lights!

TONIGHT: Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Patrick Stewart, Julianna Margulies, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Crudup, Carrie Mae Weems, Kevin Kline, Parker Posey, Chip Kidd, Rosie Perez, Drew Nieporent, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen come together at Lincoln Center to perform great American poems. 

Use code MNX738 to SAVE 10%

It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day!
Take a snapshot of your #pocketpoem and share it with the world.

It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Take a snapshot of your #pocketpoem and share it with the world.

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Pick a poem for your pocket and share it on social media using #pocketpoem!

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Pick a poem for your pocket and share it on social media using #pocketpoem!

Today’s new poem is "Making It Up as You Go Along" by Bin Ramke.

Today’s new poem is "Making It Up as You Go Along" by Bin Ramke.

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with us at Lincoln Center tomorrow as Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Esperanza Spalding, Carrie Mae Weems, et al. take the stage to share poems from the past 80 years.Buy tickets now. Use code MNX738 to SAVE 10%

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with us at Lincoln Center tomorrow as Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Esperanza Spalding, Carrie Mae Weems, et al. take the stage to share poems from the past 80 years.

Buy tickets now. Use code MNX738 to SAVE 10%

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we give you "Sonnet 18." 
Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Our packet of pocket poems this year includes “Sonnet 18” as well as over two dozen others that you can print and share. Link: http://tinyurl.com/mtcm89s

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we give you "Sonnet 18." 

Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Our packet of pocket poems this year includes “Sonnet 18” as well as over two dozen others that you can print and share. Link: http://tinyurl.com/mtcm89s