Oct 22 2014

The Academy of American Poets Partners with the National Archives to Celebrate American Archives Month

The Academy of American Poets is proud to partner with the National Archives in celebration of American Archives Month with We the Poets, a project in which poets wrote poems inspired by holdings, such as photographs and historical documents, in the National Archives.

Sep 11 2014

We've Launched a Monthly Newsletter for Educators

We are happy to share that we've launched a new monthly newsletter for educators. This free digital publication will feature poems, lesson plans, books, and other resources to help educators bring poetry into the classroom. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Sep 02 2014

We're Accepting Submissions for the Walt Whitman Award

The submission period is now open for the Walt Whitman Award, the most valuable first-book publication prize for poetry in the United States. In addition to $5,000, the winner will receive publication of his or her manuscript by Graywolf Press and an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy. This year’s Academy of American Poets Fellowship winner, Tracy K. Smith, will judge the award. Submissions will be accepted through November 1.