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13th Annual Poetry and the Creative Mind

April 15, 2015, 12:00 AM EDT

Each year during National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets presents a gala celebration of poetry’s important place in our culture, and its impact on the lives of readers. This magical evening features leading and legendary actors, dancers, artists, musicians, and public figures on one stage sharing their favorite poems.
This always-inspiring event is a benefit that raises funds to support the educational programs of the Academy of American Poets, including resources for teachers on, the Dear Poet project for K-12 students, and materials created and distributed to 125,000 libraries and classrooms for National Poetry Month, which was established by the Academy in 1996 and is now the largest literary celebration in the world.

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April 15, 2015
12:00 AM EDT