Academy of American Poets


Founded in 1934 in New York City, the Academy of American Poets is the nation's leading champion of American poets and poetry, with members in all fifty states. Its mission is to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Each year, the charitable organization connects millions of readers to poets' work with its many programs and publications, which, in addition to, include Poem-a-Day, the first place of publication for new poems by 260 poets annually; National Poetry Month (April), which the Academy founded in 1996; American Poets biannual literary journal for members; and the American Poets Prizes, which provide more than $200,000 to 150 poets each year—as well as a conversation series, an education program, and more. In addition, the organization coordinates the Poetry Coalition, an alliance of more than 20 poetry organizations across the United States. Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation thanks the Academy of American Poets for its partnership.

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