The 13th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind will be held on April 15, 2015 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and will feature:
Award-winning designer Chip Kidd (Master of Ceremonies)
Iron & Wine singer-songwriter Sam Beam
Television host and entertainer Nick Cannon
National Student Poet Ashley Gong
Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter
Alvin Ailey Artist Director Emerita Judith Jamison
Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson
Chef and restaurateur Anita Lo
Award-winning visual artist Julie Mehretu
Groundbreaking activist and writer Gloria Steinem
Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams
Academy Award-nominated actress and producer Debra Winger
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About Poetry & the Creative Mind
Each year during National Poetry Month in April, the Academy of American Poets presents a gala celebration of poetry's important place in our culture, and its impact on the lives of readers. The event—Poetry & the Creative Mind—is held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and features leading and legendary actors, dancers, artists, musicians, and public figures on one stage sharing their favorite poems.
The always inspiring evening is a benefit that raises funds to support the educational programs of the Academy of American Poets, including resources for teachers
on Poets.org, the Dear Poet project for K-12 students, and materials created and distributed to 125,000 libraries and classrooms for National Poetry Month
, which was established by the Academy in 1996 and is now the largest literary celebration in the world.