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Started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Write your own poem in the comments using 20 words or less. (This small fairy house at the Ira Nelson Horticulture center has been provided as a potential prompt.) For example:
Leaves whisper the secrets of seasons passed to those who care to listen. (Word count: 13)
#nationalpoetrymonth #writingprompt #academyofamericanpoets #terrifictuesday

With @uzoaduba last night after her moving performance at the Academy of American Poets event. She sent the most beautiful letter after watching #WaitingForHassana (one that I still read in disbelief.) Never thought I'd share a mutual fan girl moment with this one. #academyofamericanpoets #nationalpoetrymonth #aboutlastnight

Bravo to our very own Krystal Languell, who is ~today's poem-a-day poet~ at poets.org! Of the poem, she says: "“I was thinking of the hurdles set up for young women to discourage their independence. A girl tries to access power through the channels she’s been introduced to, namely limited to purity, only to be denied anyway. All I have been able to conclude is that once we are willing to ask for permission, we’ve already lost our chance. This poem is from a series called ‘Little Runaway,’ a reference to the 1961 #1 song ‘Runaway’ by Del Shannon.” #academyofamericanpoets #womxnof1913

Thank you to #academyofamericanpoets and @wildeamericanboy for publishing my poem "There is no name yet" on Poem-a-day today 💘

Alas! My members journal hath arrivethed. 😎

#americanpoet #cool #academyofamericanpoets

From the Academy of American Poets comes POEM-A-DAY: 365 Poems for Every Occasion
Loosely organized according to the flow and themes of the seasons (for example, the month of February includes poems on love, lust, and heartache), this substantial volume is designed to encourage the daily practice of reading poetry. A thematic index is included so that poems can be sought out for popular occasions such as marriage, graduation, and holidays, or enjoyed any day of the year.
#newrelease #poetry #academyofamericanpoets #anthology #indiesfirst

Happy Poetry Month! ✍🌷☔️ We are celebrating with the Academy of American Poets all month long. Tell us which lyrical geniuses you are reading! #poetrymonth #academyofamericanpoets

bathroom selfies at the poetry & the creative mind gala #academyofamericanpoets

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Thank you to #academyofamericanpoets and @wildeamericanboy for running a new poem today! #queermidlife #cortázar

Good Morning, Writers! For today's Countdown, we're highlighting the work of Geffrey Davis, who will be joining us in Morgantown to teach the poetry workshop next week. Davis is the author of Revising the Storm ​(BOA Editions 2014), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist. His honors include fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center, the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize, and nominations for The Pushcart Prize. His poems have been published by The Academy of American Poets, The Massachusetts Review, The New York Times Magazine and Ploughshares, among many others. He also co-authored, with poet F. Douglas Brown, the chapbook Begotten (URB Books 2016). A native of the Pacific Northwest, Davis is a faculty member of the MFA Program at the University of Arkansas. Check out his website here: http://www.geffreydavis.com/

We look forward to welcoming Geffrey Davis to Morgantown, West Virginia, and to hearing him read on Thursday July 20th at 8:00PM at the Hill & Hollow restaurant!

#callingallwriters #WVWW2017 #wvww17 #morgantown #geffreydavis #universityofarkansas #mfa #poetsandwriters #academyofamericanpoets #revisingthestorm #begotten #writersworkshop #hillandhollow ##cavecanem #newyorktimesmagazine #westvirginia #bestvirginia #themountainsarecalling

Whitman was profoundly affected by seeing so many wounded soldiers (including his own brother) in the Civil War that he volunteered as a nurse in army hospitals. He later wrote about his experience in "The Great Army of the Sick" and later in a book called "Memoranda During the War." #wow #instadaily #civilwar #civilwarhistory #waltwhitman #poet #poetry #journalism #academyofamericanpoets #medicine #historyofmedicine #tuesday #military #militaryhistory #facts

Bravo to our very own Krystal Languell, who is ~today's poem-a-day poet~ at poets.org! Of the poem, she says: "“I was thinking of the hurdles set up for young women to discourage their independence. A girl tries to access power through the channels she’s been introduced to, namely limited to purity, only to be denied anyway. All I have been able to conclude is that once we are willing to ask for permission, we’ve already lost our chance. This poem is from a series called ‘Little Runaway,’ a reference to the 1961 #1 song ‘Runaway’ by Del Shannon.” #academyofamericanpoets #womxnof1913

Walt Whitman commission for The Academy of American Poets! Grab it on poets.org ✨

Good Morning, Writers! Today's Workshop Countdown celebrates the new United States Poet Laureate: Tracy K. Smith. Dominique read her Pulitzer Prize winning book of poems, Life on Mars in the fall semester of 2012 in a graduate level poetry class taught by the chair of the WVU Eberly College English Department Jim Harms. (It was an incredible read.) The Academy of American Poets celebrated Smith on their social media pages a few days ago, by posting a reading of "Watershed" by the author. You can hear Smith read her poem here: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/watershed Congratulations to Tracy K. Smith! In 29 days, writers will join us in Morgantown, West Virginia to hear readings and write with poets, including Renee Nicholson, Jim Harms, and Geffrey Davis.#callingallwriters #wvww2017 #wvww17 #tracyksmith #lifeonmars #pulitzer #Watershed #poems #academyofamericanpoets #poets #writers

Jillian Weise’s The Book of Goodbyes (BOA Editions, 2012) won the 2013 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. This fall Soft Skull Press will publish a tenth anniversary edition of her poetry collection The Amputee’s Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press, 2007). Weise teaches at Clemson University. #PoetOfTheDay #Poet #Poetry #Poems #JillianWeise #Weise #TheBookOfGoodbyes #BOAEditions #JamesLaughlinAward #AcademyOfAmericanPoets #SoftSkullPress #TheAmputeesGuideToSex #ClemsonUniversity

Happy Father’s Day from E.E. Cummings. Complete poem courtesy of Academy of American Poets at:
http://academyofamericanpoets.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/y/1E7B79EFE0D4F653/CBC63509B29823CC62AF25ACF5E3F0AC
#fathersday #happyfathersday #eecummings #poetry #americanpoetry #poet #americanpoet #academyofamericanpoets #goodreads

One of the walls in my room: a block printing experiment and a National Poetry Month poster. #livingspaces #decorations #poster #art #blockprinting #nationalpoetrymonth #academyofamericanpoets

#poemaday #djunabarnes #academyofamericanpoets “Serenade” was published in All-Story Cavalier Weekly in May 1914.

Here's the 2017 Walt Whitman Award Winner Jenny Xie reading @housingworksbks
Square Cells
Jenny Xie

The screens plant bulbs
of tension inward, but hit no nerves.

River of speechless current.
My gaze faces the screen, laps up

blue-eyed policemen in bloom
and a fat fog fanning out by the inch

across cities in eastern China.
Refresh for a politician yawning

wolfish monosyllables.
In the bed of pixels, I can make out

truth and fiction taking turns,
one imitating the other.

My window faces stone and glass.
My screen faces my face.

The clean square cells of this city
contain so many faces.

Each brightened by a fear
which makes them commonplace. •
#poet #poetry #poem #waltwhitman #academyofamericanpoets #reading #bookstore #bookshop #books #housingworksbookstorecafe #americanpoets #quietnightsquietstars

Friday #instadaily #tgif #tgifriday #happyfriday Walking home. Almost midnight. I love when AAP posted on my feed. Cuz I can't stop reading this over and over #academyofamericanpoets #poet #poetry #denisjohnson #word #qotd #quote #kiss #toronto #torontolife #torontominute #igtoronto #igerstoronto #yyz #1loveto #surreptitious #currentlyreading

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