For National Poetry Month 2018, 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.

Stay tuned for more letters and the Chancellors’ responses, and thank you to all of the classrooms that have already participated in this year's project.

read the dear poet lesson plan

watch the dear poet videos