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Poetry and the Creative Mind — a National Poetry Month Gala Fundraiser

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This special celebration in our 90th year features actors, artists, and leaders from across the arts and honors poetry’s important place in our society and its impact on the lives of readers.

Hosted by

Jericho Brown, Academy of American Poets Chancellor

Readings by: (list in formation)

Emanuel Ax

Merve Emre

Paul Giamatti

Miles Hardingwood – National Student Poet

Sterlin Harjo

Tony Kushner

Glenn Ligon

Anna Deavere Smith

Phillipa Soo

Corey Stoll

Meryl Streep

Rev. Adriene Thorne

Courtney B. Vance

J Wortham

Join us for our live broadcast April 30, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Free to all attendees.

Suggested donation: $59

You Can Champion Poets & Poetry

Poetry & the Creative Mind raises funds in support of the Academy of American Poets education programs, which serve over 100,000 K–12 students each year. Please consider a donation in multiples of 9 in honor of our 90th anniversary. Donors making a contribution of $59 and up will receive our exclusive Read More Poems tote bag.

Donors at the $500 and above receive special benefits as part of the Producers Circle. To learn more, as well as corporate sponsorship opportunities, visit the Event Producers page.

Your generous contribution is a tax-deductible investment in the programs and publications of the Academy of American Poets, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Attending live

This reading will be broadcast as a live event on YouTube. Your registration through Eventbrite includes access to the livestream on April 30. A link will be emailed to you at the address with which you register.

The Academy of American Poets strives to host inclusive, accessible events. Captioning will be available for viewers of the YouTube livestream. If you have any questions or requests related to access, please email giving@poets.org or call (888)790-0721.


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