August 10, 2015 (New York, NY)—Inspired by the success of its popular syndicated series Poem-a-Day, the Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the launch of Teach This Poem.

Produced for K-12 educators and beginning September 2, Teach This Poem will feature one poem per week from the collection accompanied by suggested classroom activities and interdisciplinary resources. The series is curated by the Academy of American Poets Educator in Residence, Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer.

“The Academy of American Poets has provided resources to teachers for more than fifty years. With Teach This Poem, we’re responding to the two things we’ve heard from K-12 teachers consistently this past year—they appreciate the lesson plans we make available on, and they’d love a version of Poem-a-Day to share with their diverse students,” said Jennifer Benka, Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets.

Teach This Poem is available for free via email. Teachers can sign up here:


The series will also be posted and archived on here:


Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer is the former Educational Development Director and Program Development Director at Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. Prior to that, she was Director of Arts in Education at the New York State Council on the Arts. Beginning September 2015, Dr. Holzer will be a visiting scholar at the Creativity Commons at Lesley University. She holds an Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MA in English with a concentration in creative writing from New York University.

The Academy of American Poets is the nation’s largest member-supported nonprofit organization advocating for poets and poetry. The organization produces, National Poetry Month, the popular Poem-a-Day series, American Poets magazine, resources for K-12 educators, an annual series of poetry readings and special events, and awards the American Poets Prizes.