For National Poetry Month 2015, we presented Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that invited young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by some of the award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors. And to help teachers bring Dear Poet to the classroom, we worked with a curriculum specialist to design a lesson plan, aligned with the Common Core.
We want to thank all the 1,500+ students (and their teachers) who participated. Our Chancellors were thrilled to respond to a selection of letters, and we've included others from across the country, and around the world! Take a look.