The Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets The nation's leading champion of poets and poetry, we produce Poets.org, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, and more.

In the hope of providing resources for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of poets, writers, and artists in ...
05/07/2020
Artist Relief

In the hope of providing resources for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of poets, writers, and artists in this moment, #ArtistRelief is producing a weekly series of videos on the subject of wellness. This week's video offers writing prompts from Sharon Bridgforth. You can find all the videos at the Artist Relief YouTube channel, which is being updated each week.

Artist Relief is an initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National Yo...

This Mother's Day, many of us will need to remain at home, making it difficult to visit loved ones in person. Because po...
05/07/2020
Poets.org Recommends Ten Poems to Share This Mother's Day | poets.org

This Mother's Day, many of us will need to remain at home, making it difficult to visit loved ones in person. Because poems are an increasingly popular gift given on the occasion, we invite you to instead share a poem from our collection on mothers and motherhood.

Poets.org Recommends Ten Poems to Share This Mother's Day - New York, NY (May 7, 2020)— On Mother’s Day this year, many of us will need to remain...

I am weary of the working,   Weary of the long day’s heat;To thy comfortable bosom,   Wilt thou take me, spirit sweet?—A...
05/06/2020
To Solitude by Alice Cary - Poems | Academy of American Poets

I am weary of the working,
Weary of the long day’s heat;
To thy comfortable bosom,
Wilt thou take me, spirit sweet?

—Alice Cary

To Solitude - I am weary of the working, Weary of the long day’s heat;To thy comfortable bosom, Wilt thou take me, spirit sweet? Weary of...

Earth is a waxen cell of the world comb, And I, a drone, Lying on my back, Lipping honey, Getting drunk with silver hone...
05/06/2020
Beehive by Jean Toomer - Poems | Academy of American Poets

Earth is a waxen cell of the world comb,
And I, a drone,
Lying on my back,
Lipping honey,
Getting drunk with silver honey,
Wish that I might fly out past the moon
And curl forever in some far-off farmyard flower.

—Jean Toomer

Beehive - Within this black hive to-night

My worktable faces east; I watch for the coming Of the dawnlight, raising My eyes occasionally from The typing to rest t...
05/06/2020
Dawn by James Laughlin - Poems | Academy of American Poets

My worktable faces east;
I watch for the coming
Of the dawnlight, raising
My eyes occasionally from
The typing to rest them,
There is always a little ritual,
A moment's supplication

—James Laughlin

Dawn - Often now as an old man

We're working with #ArtistRelief to reach today's goal of $25,000, which will be distributed as $5,000 grants to five di...
05/05/2020

We're working with #ArtistRelief to reach today's goal of $25,000, which will be distributed as $5,000 grants to five different artists of any discipline experiencing financial hardship because of COVID-19. If you're able, please consider making a donation this #GivingTuesday: artistrelief.org/donate

He will ask about his house, grandma, to sit outside, he will questionwhile answering, he will smirk, he will invent lan...
05/05/2020
The Only Mexican by David Tomas Martinez - Poems | poets.org

He will ask about his house, grandma, to sit outside, he will question
while answering, he will smirk, he will invent languages while tucked in bed.

—David Tomas Martinez

The Only Mexican - The only Mexican that ever was Mexican, fought in the revolution

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The Academy of American Poets programs include Poets.org (the largest publicly-supported site for poets and poetry on the web), Poem-a-Day (a daily digital publication featuring new poems by contemporary poets), National Poetry Month (the largest literary celebration in the world), National Poem in Your Pocket Day, the American Poets Prizes (a collection of some of the most generous prizes for poets), Poets Forum, "American Poets" magazine, educational initiatives, readings and events, and more. In addition, since 1934, the Academy of American Poets has awarded more money to poets than any other organization. For more information please visit https://poets.org. Non-Profit Status: The Academy of American Poets is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue code and meets all 20 Better Business Bureau charity standards. Donations to the Academy of American Poets are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Poets.org, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, and More

The Academy of American Poets is the leading champion for poets and poetry in the U.S. Founded in 1934, our programs and publications include Poets.org (the largest publicly-supported site for poets and poetry on the web), Poem-a-Day (a daily digital publication featuring new poems by contemporary poets), National Poetry Month (the largest literary celebration in the world), National Poem in Your Pocket Day, the American Poets Prizes (a collection of some of the most generous prizes for poets), Teach This Poem and other award-winning K-12 educator resources, "American Poets" magazine, readings and events, and more. In addition, since our founding, the Academy of American Poets has awarded more money to poets than any other organization. For more information please visit https://poets.org.

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