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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Do you love to read and write long poems? If so, check out our Poets Forum panel, Reading and Writing Long Poems with Academy Chancellors Toi Derricotte, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman. Details: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj
Have questions about submitting work to literary magazines and presses? Then don’t miss our Publishing 101 for Poets panel at this year’s Poets Forum, presented by Kevin Larimer, editor in chief at Poets & Writers Magazine. Info and tickets here: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj
Robert Hass on writers and the gift economy from our inaugural Poets Forum. This year’s panels include topics ranging from The Poetic Impulse, to Ecopoetics, to The Art of Teaching Poetry. More details here: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj
Claudia Rankine will co-host a panel at this year’s Poets Forum with Marilyn Hacker and Marilyn Nelson on Form: Inspiration and Experimentation. Here’s her talking about great poems in 2009. Tickets for this year’s event available at //bit.ly/1bdRqTj #PoFo13