On April 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., the Academy of American Poets will present our 13th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Please join us for this inspiring evening celebrating the role of poetry in American culture. Poetry & the Creative Mind features contemporary and classic poems shared from the stage by...
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 nominee and producer Debra Winger
The event helps the Academy of American Poets promote the importance of our country's poetic legacy, and raises critical funds for National Poetry Month, one of our signature education programs, during which we provide free classroom materials to hundreds of thousands of schools throughout the United States.