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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Today’s new poem is "from Two Inch Fables" by Marilyn Chin. 

Today’s new poem is "from Two Inch Fables" by Marilyn Chin. 

Curtain up! Light the lights!
TONIGHT: Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Patrick Stewart, Julianna Margulies, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Crudup, Carrie Mae Weems, Kevin Kline, Parker Posey, Chip Kidd, Rosie Perez, Drew Nieporent, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen come together at Lincoln Center to perform great American poems. 
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Curtain up! Light the lights!

TONIGHT: Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Patrick Stewart, Julianna Margulies, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Crudup, Carrie Mae Weems, Kevin Kline, Parker Posey, Chip Kidd, Rosie Perez, Drew Nieporent, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen come together at Lincoln Center to perform great American poems. 

Use code MNX738 to SAVE 10%

It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day!
Take a snapshot of your #pocketpoem and share it with the world.

It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Take a snapshot of your #pocketpoem and share it with the world.

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Pick a poem for your pocket and share it on social media using #pocketpoem!

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Pick a poem for your pocket and share it on social media using #pocketpoem!

Today’s new poem is "Making It Up as You Go Along" by Bin Ramke.

Today’s new poem is "Making It Up as You Go Along" by Bin Ramke.

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with us at Lincoln Center tomorrow as Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Esperanza Spalding, Carrie Mae Weems, et al. take the stage to share poems from the past 80 years.Buy tickets now. Use code MNX738 to SAVE 10%

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with us at Lincoln Center tomorrow as Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Patrick Stewart, Esperanza Spalding, Carrie Mae Weems, et al. take the stage to share poems from the past 80 years.

Buy tickets now. Use code MNX738 to SAVE 10%

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we give you "Sonnet 18." 
Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Our packet of pocket poems this year includes “Sonnet 18” as well as over two dozen others that you can print and share. Link: http://tinyurl.com/mtcm89s

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we give you "Sonnet 18." 

Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Our packet of pocket poems this year includes “Sonnet 18” as well as over two dozen others that you can print and share. Link: http://tinyurl.com/mtcm89s

abramsbooks:

Our Vino & Verse celebration at the Abrams Books office with poets.org
We ate together, And we drank wine together.  We love poetry. (at Abrams Books)

abramsbooks:

Our Vino & Verse celebration at the Abrams Books office with poets.org

We ate together,
And we drank wine together.
We love poetry. (at Abrams Books)

(via poetrybomb)

Today’s new poem is "When They Die We Change Our Minds About Them" by Jennifer Michael Hecht.

Today’s new poem is "When They Die We Change Our Minds About Them" by Jennifer Michael Hecht.

Great video to help celebrate National Poetry Month. Words by Ben Mirov. Video by Daniel Lichtenberg.