National Poetry Month

April 5, 2019

Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has led an annual campaign every April: National Poetry Month. Throughout the month, we come together to celebrate the importance of poetry within our culture in every walk of life.

At the ANB, we are proud to host over 500 poets' biographies. From Auden to Whitman, discover a selection of great American poets' lives throughout history by clicking on the portraits and names below.

American poets