2021 National Poetry Month Poster

Welcome to the 2021 National Poetry Month Poster request page. Please note that we are no longer taking requests for the 2021 poster, but you can still download the 2021 poster below. Anyone requesting a poster after 5 p.m. ET on April 12, 2021 will receive the 2022 poster. 


The 2021 poster was designed by twelfth grader Bao Lu from Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York, who was the winner of the 2021 National Poetry Month Poster Contest, and features lines by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. 

Download a PDF of the 2021 poster

Learn more about the 2022 National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students.

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, and more nationwide.

To purchase 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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