The Postcard Archive provides a glimpse into the Academy of American Poets mailbag at 75 Maiden Lane. Browse postcards and ephemera sent from Sherman Alexie, Henri Cole, Brenda Hillman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds & more.
Advice to Young Poets

At the 2012 AWP Conference, poets who stopped by the Academy of American Poets's table were asked to deliver a piece of advice for younger poets. Below is a sample of these helpful gems of wisdom:

Samuel Amadon

Rae Armantrout

Dan Bellm

Sophie Cabot Black

Tina Chang

Heather Christle

Wyn Cooper

Eduardo Corral

Cynthia Cruz

Rita Dove

Ben Fama

Jessica Fisher

Dobby Gibson

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Eloise Klein Healy

Amy lawless

Philip Levine

Randall Mann

K. Silem Mohammad

Joyelle McSweeney

Mark Wunderlich

Nathaniel Otting

Kathleen Ossip

Carl Phillips

Elizabeth Robinson

James Shea

Terese Svoboda

Stacy Szymaszek
Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Summer Flings

Check out these correspondences from the dog days of summer:

Sherman Alexie

Robin Becker

Laynie Browne

Henri Cole

Graham Foust

Kate Greenstreet

Brenda Hillman

David Lehman

Dana Levin

E. Ethelbert Miller

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Naomi Shihab Nye

Sharon Olds

Srikanth Reddy

Evie Shockley

Arthur Sze

G. C. Waldrep

Crystal Williams


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