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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Latest video release from last year’s Poets Forum — Lee Ann Brown on the poetic inspirations behind her book, In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013).

 

For National Poetry Month 2014, we introduce Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites students in grades 3-12 to write poems in response to those shared by award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors.TEACHERS: If you are interested in using Poet-to-Poet in the classroom, we worked with a curriculum specialist to design a series of activities, aligned with the Common Core, especially for you. Click the link to the Lesson Plans.

 

For National Poetry Month 2014, we introduce Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites students in grades 3-12 to write poems in response to those shared by award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors.

TEACHERS: If you are interested in using Poet-to-Poet in the classroom, we worked with a curriculum specialist to design a series of activities, aligned with the Common Core, especially for you. Click the link to the Lesson Plans.

Bill Knott passed away yesterday at the age of 74. The photo is from the last box of self-published, handmade chapbooks he sent to our office. We’ll miss him. 

Bill Knott passed away yesterday at the age of 74. The photo is from the last box of self-published, handmade chapbooks he sent to our office. We’ll miss him. 

ONE WEEK LEFT TO ENTER!

poetsorg:

Create your own rhythmic masterpiece of “The Raven” for a chance to win $1,500 & more.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO ENTER!

poetsorg:

Create your own rhythmic masterpiece of “The Raven” for a chance to win $1,500 & more.

APRIL 15 DEADLINE!!

New York State poets and essayists, we want to hear about your favorite poem!Submit an essay to Poetry Unites telling us why X poem moves or inspires you. Four winners will be selected and have their essays made into short documentary films.

APRIL 15 DEADLINE!!

New York State poets and essayists, we want to hear about your favorite poem!

Submit an essay to Poetry Unites telling us why X poem moves or inspires you. Four winners will be selected and have their essays made into short documentary films.

We’re AWP bound & can’t wait to show you the new Academy of American Poets!! Find us at booth #1010.

We’re AWP bound & can’t wait to show you the new Academy of American Poets!! Find us at booth #1010.

Create your own rhythmic masterpiece of “The Raven” for a chance to win $1,500 & more.

Create your own rhythmic masterpiece of “The Raven” for a chance to win $1,500 & more.

On the occasion of our 80th anniversary, we’re introducing some big changes…check out the new Academy of American Poets and learn more at AWP. Booth #1010.

On the occasion of our 80th anniversary, we’re introducing some big changes…check out the new Academy of American Poets and learn more at AWP. Booth #1010.

Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers Magazine, provides best practices for submitting poems to literary magazines and presses, and answers questions about how to navigate the publishing process. Delivered at last year’s Poets Forum.