Academy of American Poets

Sam Sax is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series and ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University
What began as a modest effort (inspired by federally designated occasions like Women's History Month in March) to highlight the cultural contributions of poets, promote the sales and distribution of poetry books, and encourage the reading and teaching of poems, has become a phenomenon positively impacting the state of poetry in the United States.
ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS From Poetry Magazine Read the full essay on the Poetry Foundation website. Featuring Jen Benka
When I teach a new group of poets, I often ask who knows some poetry by heart, and it turns out that many of them do.
What works for one person may not work for another; you alone know what kind of reading experiences will excite and/or move you. But I do think you have to read, to become a (better) poet; and I do think the internet can provide some remarkable avenues to do said reading.
Poems are selected from partnering publisher's forthcoming titles and offered to a network of filmmakers. Poets in previous
We're past the halfway mark, but happy Poetry Month, anyway. It's still April after all. And while taxes (for most of us) are done, poetry is still going strong.
Philip Levine, the former United States poet laureate who spent his formative years writing poetry between shifts as an autoworker in Detroit, has been awarded the Academy of American Poets' Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement.
For most of my writing life, which has been nearly six decades, I have written narrative poetry either from a place of darkness or pain or a place of extreme joy.
This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: In 1996, the Academy of American Poets founded
Many of them admitted to me that it was not easy to write a poem for a large project in which they were just one piece of the puzzle. For many, this was their first foray into writing for a Y/A audience, as well. They took enormous creative leaps.
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; These stories of poetry's power won't surprise you avid poetry readers