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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Take a look at Kevin Varrone discussing the historical and mythological role baseball played in his poetry book-turned-iPhone-app, BOX SCORE. Varrone participated in “Poetic Explorations,” a panel held at Poets Forum this past October in New York City.
THE POETRY SOCIETY READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON with Natalie Diaz & Roger Reeves
Natalie Diaz is the author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012). She has received the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, theNarrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.
Roger Reeves is the author of King Me (2013). He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He teaches poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
We are so excited to share the official 2014 National Poetry Month poster, created by award-winning designer Chip Kidd in celebration of the Academy’s 80th anniversary this year! Request your poster here: http://bit.ly/1c4tu74
ATTN: New York State poets who write essays/essayists who love poetry.
Submit an essay of 600 words or less about your favorite poem—tell us why it moves you, inspires you, stays lodged in your brain for years on end, etc. Enter for a chance to have your essay made into a short documentary film starring you!