The Academy of American Poets, the originator of National Poetry Month, now a worldwide celebration in its twenty-fifth year, is pleased to announce that twelfth grader Bao Lu from Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York, has been named the winner of the 2021 National Poetry Month Poster Contest. Lu's artwork was selected by renowned illustrator Maira Kalman and New York Times-bestselling YA author and poet Renée Watson from among eleven outstanding finalists and more than 145 student submissions. 

Read more about the winner and view the wining artwork here.