The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that renowned illustrator Maira Kalman and New York Times-bestselling YA author and poet Renée Watson will judge the 2021 National Poetry Month Poster Competition for Students. The student’s winning artwork will be featured on the official National Poetry Month poster in 2021, which marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of this literary celebration—now the largest in the world. 

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