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.

Cada més nacional de la poesía presentamos Dear Poet, un proyecto educacional multimedia que invita a jóvenes en grados cinco—doce a escribir cartas respondiendo a poemas escritos y recitados por poemas galardonados.

The submission period for Dear Poet 2024 is now open until April 22, 2024. 

Click here to submit to Dear Poet as a student. (Please note, you will need a parent or guardian's permission.)

Click here to submit to Dear Poet as a teacher. 

Click here to submit to Dear Poet in Spanish. (Dear Poet 2024 Postulación para Estudiantes)

 

Helpful links

Dear Poet FAQ.

Use this Spark lesson plan from 826 National on exploring voice.

Use this Spark lesson plan from 826 National on exploring connections.

Read a brief essay about Dear Poet.

Read about one high school's participation in the project.

Read letters from the 2023 Dear Poet project.