April 29, 2021
Academy of American Poets and Honorary Event Co-Chairs Meryl Streep and Rose Styron host a first-ever virtual gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month.
Meryl Streep (Event Chair)
Elizabeth Alexander (Master of Ceremonies)
And with special appearances by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and the Academy of American Poets Education Ambassador Richard Blanco.
Jonathan Galassi, President of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, was presented with the 2021 Leadership Award in recognition of his important role in establishing National Poetry Month, now in its 25th year.
Proceeds support the Academy of American Poets K–12 Education Program, providing free resources for tens of thousands of teachers each year.