Without poetry, we lose our way.

—Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate & Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2019– )
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Poetry & the Creative Mind
Annual Gala

Poetry & the Creative Mind

Each year during National Poetry Month in April, the Academy of American Poets presents a special...

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Black Lives Matter

“Poetry lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never...

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