Every National Poetry Month we present Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that invites young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by award-winning poets, including poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors and who have received our Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships.
The submission period for Dear Poet 2022 is closed.
Dear Poet Letters 2022
We’re pleased to share that in 2022, we received over 2,500 letters. These students hail from 127 schools in rural, suburban, and urban areas in thirty-four states and three countries.
We shared these letters with our chancellors and poets laureate fellows, who replied to many of them individually. Several poets also wrote a letter addressed to the hundreds of students who wrote in.