In 2019, we welcomed Alexandra Jackson, James Johnson, and Eric Rayman to the Academy of American Poets' Board of Directors. They will advise the organization as it looks to make its eighty-five-year-old archive available to the public, expand its award-winning K–12 Education Program, and strengthen its position as the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry.

"In addition to their individual areas of expertise, Alex, Jim, and Eric are all passionate champions of poetry. We couldn’t be more pleased to have them join our leadership," said Jennifer Benka, executive director. 

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