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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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.
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.
Make sure to stop by our booth (#1010); we can’t wait to show you the new Academy of American Poets. And don’t miss our two events:
Fri, 2/28, 3pm: book signing at our booth by Chris Hosea, whose debut collection, “Put Your Hands In,” was selected by John Ashbery to receive the 2013 Walt Whitman Award, and National Student Poet, Nathan Cummings.
Sat, 3/1, 8:30 pm: reading by award-winning poets Jane Hirshfield and Sharon Olds. Ballroom E, WA State Convention Center, Level 6.