Today, the Academy of American Poets has surpassed 250,000 subscribers to Poem-a-Day, its digital series that features new work by contemporary poets on the weekdays and classic work from the public domain on the weekends. Poem-a-Day, which has had a 20% increase in sign-ups over the last nine months, is sent to subscribers via email and is also published on, one of the most visited sites for poetry in the world, and on social media, where it reaches an additional audience of 500,000+ individuals. Because of its reach, Poem-a-Day is one of the largest platforms for poets to share new work and promote their books. The series has also made the Academy one of the most prolific publishers of poetry in the U.S. 

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