Poetry & the Creative Mind

Each year during National Poetry Month in April, the Academy of American Poets presents a gala celebration of poetry's important place in our culture, and its impact on the lives of readers and artists working in other disciplines. The event—Poetry & the Creative Mind—features leading and legendary actors, dancers, artists, musicians, and public figures on one stage sharing their favorite poems. Honored Readers have included Uzo Aduba, Sam Beam, Gabriel Byrne, Wayne Brady, Glenn Close, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Terrance Howard, Holly Hunter, Bill T. Jones, Kevin Kline, Maya Lin, Amanda Palmer, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Sting, Carrie Mae Weems, Vanessa Williams, and Uma Thurman.

The always inspiring evening benefits the K-12 Education Program of the Academy of American Poets, including resources for teachers on Poets.org, the Dear Poet project, and materials created and distributed to 100,000 libraries and classrooms for National Poetry Month.
 

On April 29, 2021, Poetry & the Creative Mind will take place virtually. To join our producers circle with a gift celebrating the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month, click below.
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