The Academy of American Poets, the originator of National Poetry Month, now a worldwide celebration, is happy to announce that eleventh grader Lara Lazar from Saunders Trades and Technical Highschool in Yonkers, New York, has been named the winner of the 2022 National Poetry Month Poster Contest. Lazar’s artwork was selected by Rafael LópezNew York Times bestselling illustrator and artist, and Nikki GrimesNew York Times-bestselling author and poet, from among thirteen outstanding finalists and 170 student submissions. The Academy of American Poets will distribute 90,000+ free copies of the 2022 poster featuring Lazar's artwork to libraries, schools, bookstores, homes, and community centers nationwide to help mark the occasion of National Poetry Month this April. The poster will also be available for free download. 

2022 National Poetry Month Poster

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