20th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind

Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. EDT

The Academy of American Poets and Honorary Event Chair Rose Styron host a virtual gala celebrating the National Poetry Month.


Richard Blanco and Kimiko Hahn (Masters of Ceremonies)

with readings from:

Andrew Bird
Alan Cumming
Ethan Hawke
Emily Igwike
, National Student Poet
Daniel Dae Kim
Eric Kim
Ada Limón
, U.S. Poet Laureate
John Lithgow
Shantell Martin
Liam Neeson
Molly Shannon
Malala Yousafzai


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Proceeds support the Academy of American Poets K–12 Education Program, providing free resources for tens of thousands of teachers each year.

Sponsors of Poetry and the Creative Mind 2023


Poetry & the Creative Mind

2023 Producers Circle

Executive Produced by

Larry Berger and Anouk Markovits
Patricia Grodd and Michael Stone
Alexandra Jackson
Susan and John Jackson
Michael Jacobs and Sheridan Hay
The Liana Foundation
Tess O’Dwyer
Eunice and Vincent Panetta
Andrew Schiff and Alexandra Wolfe Schiff
Elizabeth Sobol

Produced by

Ian Kennedy
Rachelle and Anthony Malkin
Eric and Elizabeth Warren

Associate Produced by

Elisabeth Carter
Linda Nemec Foster
Elizabeth Wade and Colin Rafferty

The Academy of American Poets is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Support of Poetry & the Creative Mind, less the value of material benefits, is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For assistance with Producers Circle contributions, contact Molly Walsh, Senior Director of Individual Giving: (917) 985-9233.