Jul 21 2014

Poetry Matters

In the Opinion Pages of the New York Times on July 20, 2014, seven poets were asked to respond to the question, "Does poetry matter?"  

Jul 09 2014

Poets Gather in NYC This Fall for the 8th Annual Poets Forum

Please join us October 16 to 18 in New York City for the 8th annual Poets Forum, our three day celebration of poetry, which takes place on the campuses of New York University and The New School. Poets Forum explores the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry in the United States through in-depth discussion with some of the most distinguished poets of our day, poetry readings, lectures, receptions, and more.

Jul 08 2014

Job Posting: Development Assistant

The Academy of American Poets, an eighty-year-old nonprofit organization promoting poets and poetry, is seeking a full-time Development Assistant. This position reports to the Executive Director and helps execute the organization’s fundraising efforts, which includes a membership program, special events, and other revenue generating initiatives. Responsibilities of this position include:


May 28 2014

Academy of American Poets Summer Series 2014

This summer we continue our tradition of offering free summer poetry readings with a diverse lineup of poets sharing their work at historic New York City venues—from Governors Island's Colonel's Row to The New York Public Library's iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman