Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov. Langston Hughes and Bessie Head. These poets shared meaningful correspondence at times spanning decades.
This April, during the Academy of American Poets' National Poetry Month 2013, we will be celebrating the important and enriching role that letter writing has played in the lives of poets.
The 2013 National Poetry Month Poster
This year's official National Poetry Month poster, which returns us to the essence of writing, was designed by graphic artist Jessica Helfand, who was selected to create the poster by the acclaimed designer Chip Kidd.
To help teachers involve their classes, we are happy to present a version of the Dear Poet project for grades 7-11 that has been prepared by a curriculum specialist and aligns with core-curriculum standards.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month in Your Community
The Academy of American Poets originated National Poetry Month in April 1996 and each year makes free resources available to schools, libraries, bookstores and other local organizations to help you celebrate poetry in your community.