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Mar 11 2014
National Poetry Month

New York, NY (March 11, 2014) The Academy of American Poets—the now 80 year-old organization that founded National Poetry Month in 1996— is offering the following activities and initiatives for this coming April’s celebration of poetry.
 

Poet-to-Poet Project

Feb 07 2014

New York, NY (February 7, 2014) —The Academy of American Poets was saddened to learn today of the passing of Maxine Kumin from her daughter Judith. The author of more than ten collections of poetry, Kumin, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1974, died on February 6, 2014.

Feb 04 2014

New York, NY (February 4, 2014) — This April for National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets will present Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites young people 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.

Jan 15 2014
New York, NY (January 15, 2014) — The Academy of American Poets announced today that noted translator Khaled Mattawa and Arizona poet laureate Alberto Ríos have been elected Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Rich, Yusef Komunyakaa, and John Ashbery.

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