Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )
poem-a-day

poem-a-day

Poems

Poets

Features

Walt Whitman
bicentennial celebration

Walt Whitman 200

Walt Whitman innovated a uniquely American poetry. In celebration of the bicentennial of his...

"Holm Lea," Charles Sprague Sargent house, Brookline, Massachusetts. (LOC)
Season

Poems for Spring

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging

Announcements

    Awards

    The first award

    much prestige