Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) will partner with the Academy of American Poets to release 100 Poems That Matter on December 6, 2022, announced Kirsty Melville, AMP President and Publisher. Examining universal themes of love, loss, and the experiences that define us, 100 Poems That Matter feeds into the connections we all have to poetry and encourages us to bring a deeper sense of honesty into our lives.
The first book from the Academy since 2015, 100 Poems includes the work of classic and contemporary poets such as Emily Brontë, E. E. Cummings, Kahlil Gibran, Audre Lorde, and Emily Dickinson, as well as the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón, and other past laureates. The collection includes an introduction by Richard Blanco, the Education Ambassador of the Academy of American Poets and President Barack Obama’s second inaugural poet, as well as contributions from Chancellors of the Academy and Poem-a-Day poets.