Poetry & the Creative Mind
Each year some of America's leading artists, scholars, and public figures come together on one stage in April for an extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture. Poetry & the Creative Mind raises money for the programs of the Academy of American Poets, including National Poetry Month, which was established by the Academy in 1996 and is now the largest literary celebration in the world.
On April 24, 2014, the Academy of American Poets presented the twelfth annual Poetry & the Creative Mind, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center to a sold-out audience. Special guest readers included National Student Poet Michaela Coplen, Rosie Perez, Billy Crudup, Parker Posey, Tina Fey, Esperanza Spalding, Sebastian Junger, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Juliana Margulies, Carrie Mae Weems, and Drew Nieporent, with master of ceremonies Chip Kidd.