The Academy of American Poets is pleased to host a reading featuring poets Carolyn Forché and Kevin Young at the AWP Conference on Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Main Auditorium, Level 1, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Carolyn Forché is the 2013 recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement. Her latest book is Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (W. W. Norton, 2014). Kevin Young is the recipient of a 2012 American Book Award and is a National Book Award finalist. His latest book is Book of Hours (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014). A book signing will follow the reading.

In addition, we are proud to host a book signing with 2014 Walt Whitman Award winner Hannah Sanghee Park and National Student Poet Madeleine LeCesne at our conference booth, #601, on Friday, April 10 at noon, at which time we will also raffle off items from our Poets Shop.

Learn more about the AWP Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.