The Academy of American Poets, which produces, is the nation’s largest membership-based organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of contemporary poetry and supporting poets at all stages of their careers. We invite your participation. There are many ways in which you can get involved and help build the audience for poetry:

Importantly, we hope you might join in our work to advocate for poets and poetry year-round by becoming a member of the Academy of American Poets. Your membership signals your belief in poetry's important place in our culture. It also helps make all of our publications and programs possible, including the annual Walt Whitman Award, which launches a poet's first book. As a benefit of your membership you will receive our biannual magazine American Poets, a 10% discount to our Poets Shop, the official National Poetry Month poster, and other special benefits throughout the year. When you join the Academy of American Poets, you become an important part of a community of supporters demonstrating that poetry matters. 


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