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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We’re sorry to report that we have confirmed with her family that Maxine Kumin passed away yesterday. Kumin, who served as an Academy Chancellor from 1995-1998, will be missed dearly by us all.

We’re sorry to report that we have confirmed with her family that Maxine Kumin passed away yesterday. Kumin, who served as an Academy Chancellor from 1995-1998, will be missed dearly by us all.

For National Poetry Month 2014, we introduce Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites young 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.STUDENTS: To participate, watch the videos then write your own response poem. (Follow the directions on the site.) 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 young 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.

STUDENTS: To participate, watch the videos then write your own response poem. (Follow the directions on the site.) 

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.

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.

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.