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Support for the National Endowments for the Arts & Humanities Has Never Been More Vital March 16, 2017: President Trump’s first federal budget plan proposes eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). For the past fifty years, the NEA [...] by

Jen Benka to the Naysayers: Poetry Is Blooming, Not Dying May 12, 2015: At the Huffington Post, Jen Benka—poet and director of The Academy of American Poets—responds to the onslaught of “Is Poetry Dead?” articles that arrive each April, just in time for [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by

Academy of American Poets Announces New Eligibility Criteria for Prizes, Thanking Undocupoets March 6, 2015: In potentially life-changing news, The Academy of American Poets announced today some changes to eligibility criteria for their poetry and book prizes, thanking personally Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, [...] by

Hurray for This Year’s National Poetry Month Poster! January 26, 2015: Yes, yes: The Academy of American Poets revealed the 2015 National Poetry Month poster! As always, The Academy collaborated with Chipp Kidd in its search to find one talented artist to design an [...] by

Let’s Go To Miami! January 14, 2015: Bon voyage says the Academy! The winners of this year’s James Laughlin Award (presented by The Academy of American Poets) will receive an all-expenses paid week-long residency at The Betsy [...] by

Rounding Up the Best of the Best of 2014 December 19, 2014: The recommendations are flowing like sand in soapy hourglasses. Lists of best-of-2014 publications are everywhere. Here are some. Some! How could we possibly keep track? These are in not much of a [...] by

Robert Hass Awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets August 26, 2014: Today, the Academy of American Poets awarded Robert Hass the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement. The award was among a suite of prizes awarded by the Academy, totaling over $200,000, and [...] by

Academy of American Poets Makes Education a Priority With New Honorary Position August 12, 2014: Just announced: A new honorary position has been established at The Academy of American Poets! Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer has joined the organization as its first Educator in Residence. “This [...] by

Mattawa, Ríos Named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets January 16, 2014: Some fabtabulous news coming from our favorite Academy: Khaled Mattawa and Alberto Ríos have been named Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. From Poets.org: The Academy of American Poets [...] by