At this year's Poets Forumtwo panels of poets discuss the use of organizing principles and themes to investigate varied subjects, and examine the creative impulse that brings them to poetry over any other art form.


Poetic Explorations 

The Poetic Impulse
Ken Chen, Lia Purpura, Dara Wier

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The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series kicks off next week on New York City's High Line.



July 23, 6:30 PM
High Line Amphitheater, 10th Avenue, enter at 16th Street


August 13, 6:30 PM

Eduardo C. CorralMatthea HarveyJennifer Militello

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building


September 10, 6:30 PM

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building


All events are free and open to the public. Capacity is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Academy of American Poets is honored to have our website, Poets.orgcited in a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences called, "The Heart of the Matter." The report focuses on the importance of the arts and humanities in providing individuals with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce, and to participate in our democracy.
July 18, 2013

Upcoming Events

July 18: High School Poetry Reading


July 23: Poetry on the High Line


August 13: Poetry at New York Public Library


September 10: Poetry at New York Public Library


October 24-26: 7th Annual Poets Forum


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