The official April 2020 National Poetry Month poster will feature one high school student’s winning artwork, selected from submissions by judges Alison Bechdel, renowned comic book artist, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera as part of our National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students. The winner will be announced in January 2020.

The winning artwork will feature lines of poetry by U. S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. 

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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