American Poets, Vol. 60, Spring–Summer 2021

Happy National Poetry Month!
By Jennifer Benka

2021 First Book Award Winner

Announcing the Inaugural Poem Contest Winners

Introducing Three New Chancellors: Natalie Diaz, Nikky Finney, and Tracy K. Smith
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Living Nations, Living Words: A Map of First People's Poetry
by Joy Harjo
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Let's Stay Together: Notes About Black Poetry & Community
by Adrian Matejka
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From the Academy 
Selections from the Dear Poet 2020 Project 

Selected poems from books recommended by our Poets Laureate Fellows, featuring Marcus Amaker, Traci Brimhall, Joe Jiménez, Anne Marie Macari, John Murillo, Shawnte Orion, Sam Rush, and Seema Yasmin.
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Cover image
Bao Lu
Spacewalker, 2020

2021 National Poetry Month Poster Contest Winner
18.25" x 21.25"

Copyright © Bao Lu. Image courtesy of the artist.

Bao Lu is a current senior at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York. Read the judges citations and more about the poster contest. 

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