It is only with the support of individual contributors like you that the Academy of American Poets is able to produce free and far-reaching programs and publications that champion poets and encourage the reading and teaching of poetry, including:

  •, which for 20 years has made poetry accessible to many millions of readers;
  • National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world;
  • Poem-a-Day, the original and only daily publication showcasing new poems by today's poets;
  • American Poets Prizes, which include one of our nation's first prizes celebrating a poet's body of work;  and
  • Teach This Poem and other award-winning resources for K–12 teachers, including lesson plans and classroom activities. 

Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 


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