The official April 2020 National Poetry Month poster will feature the artwork of Samantha Aikman, winner of this year's National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students. Aikman's design was selected from among ten outstanding finalists and 180 student submissions by judges Alison Bechdel, renowned cartoonist, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. It features the following line from the poem "Remember" by current U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo

“Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.”

View Aikman's winning artwork and read the full press release

View the artwork of the ten finalists of the 2020 National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students.

Order your free poster now by completing the form below. (Posters will be sent starting in February 2020).

If you’re able to support our efforts, please consider a donation to the Academy of American Poets. Contributions from poetry lovers like you help us send 100,000 free posters to teachers, librarians, booksellers, and event organizers nationwide to help celebrate April events. 

To purchase the 2019 poster or posters from previous years, please visit the poster gallery.

If you have any questions or wish to share photos of your National Poetry Month poster on display, email us at [email protected]

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