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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Meryl Streep on stage at Poetry & the Creative Mind 2012. Photo credit: Flo Lunn.
Meryl Streep, Julianna Margulies, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Sebastian Junger, Billy Crudup, Rosie Perez, Esperanza Spalding, Kevin Kline, Carrie Mae Weems, Chip Kidd, Drew Nieporent, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen perform great American poems at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2014. Learn more about the Poetry & the Creative Mind event.

Meryl Streep on stage at Poetry & the Creative Mind 2012. Photo credit: Flo Lunn.

Meryl Streep, Julianna Margulies, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Sebastian Junger, Billy Crudup, Rosie Perez, Esperanza Spalding, Kevin Kline, Carrie Mae Weems, Chip Kidd, Drew Nieporent, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen perform great American poems at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2014. Learn more about the Poetry & the Creative Mind event.

One month till Poem in Your Pocket Day! How will you celebrate?

One month till Poem in Your Pocket Day! How will you celebrate?

Today is World Poetry Day!

Check out what some of our sister organizations around the globe are doing in celebration and support of poetry. 

Today is World Poetry Day!

Check out what some of our sister organizations around the globe are doing in celebration and support of poetry. 

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.