Impromptu backstage sing-along at Poetry & the Creative Mind 2012
Stars Take the Stage at Poetry & the Creative Mind
Jad Abumrad, Mario Batali, Patricia Clarkson, National Student Poet Claire Lee, Kathleen Turner, and other leading artists, scholars, and public figures will come together on one stage on April 17, 2013 at 6:30pm for an extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture. 

Poetry & the Creative Mind helps raise critical funds for the Academy's annual programs, including National Poetry Month. Tickets for Poetry & the Creative Mind are now available through the Lincoln Center box office


This spring the Academy of American Poets is inviting students to engage with poetry by handwriting letters to the acclaimed poets who serve on our Board of Chancellors. Select letters will receive a personalized reply and will be featured on!

To help teachers involve their classes, we are happy to present a version of the Dear Poet project for grades 7-10 that has been prepared by a curriculum specialist and aligns with Common Core standards.
Tell a Friend: 
What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than by keeping your favorite poem with you and sharing it with others throughout the day? 
On April 18, 2013, millions of people throughout the United States will celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day by doing just that. For ways to participate and poems to print and circulate, visit the Poem in Your Pocket Day homepage on
Planning a Poem in Your Pocket Day or National Poetry Month event? Submit your public poetry events to the Academy's National Poetry Calendar for free!

The Academy of American Poets thanks the organizations that help make National Poetry Month possible: 
American Booksellers Association, American Library Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Endowment for the Arts, EBSCO, Poetry Foundation, and more!
March 2013
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Thanks for being a part of the Academy of American Poets community. To learn about other programs, including National Poetry Month, Poem in Your Pocket Day, the annual Poets Forum, and more, visit Poetry & the Creative Mind photo  by Brian Palmer. Poem in Your Pocket photo  by Nan Knutsen, Falcon Heights Elementary School.