Programs

The Academy of American Poets supports American poets and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry by producing Poets.org, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry MonthAmerican Poets magazine for members, and a wide-range of Materials for Teachers. In addition, the organization curates an annual fall conversation series between poets and artists in other disciplines; the Blaney lecture on contemporary poetry and poetics; Poetry & the Creative Mind, a reading at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall; events that feature the poets who serve as Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets; and by administering the American Poets Prizes, a suite of major awards that range from a first-book prize to a lifetime-achievement award, nearly two hundred College Prizes at schools across the country, and the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships, providing $1 million to poets annually who serve in civic positions.