During National Poetry Month 2012, the Academy of American Poets continued its tradition of supporting national poetry projects around the country while hosting local events, such as Poetry and the Creative Mind, which brings together leading figures in the arts to raise money for our programs and celebrate the important role of contemporary poetry in American culture.

In 2012, we also introduced our "30 Days, 30 Poets" project in which we asked poets from around the country to curate the Academy's Tumblr feed.

You can browse images from these events in the slideshow below.