Poetry & the Creative Mind

Thu, April 28, 2022
7:30 PM
Virtual: EST 7:30 pm

The Academy of American Poets' annual gala presents luminaries from across the arts sharing favorite poems for National Poetry Month.

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About this event

Poetry & the Creative Mind is presented by the Academy of American Poets, the nation's leading organization championing poets and poetry.

This special event, which features actors, artists, and leaders from across culture, celebrates poetry's important place in our society and its impact on the lives of readers.

Hosted by

Richard Blanco & Terrance Hayes

with readings from

David Banks

Willem Dafoe

Ann Dowd

Jack Gilpin

Gregory Gourdet

Josh Groban

Joy Harjo

Bill T. Jones

Debra Monk

Dr. Saad Omer

and more

Join us for our live broadcast Apr 28, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, free to all attendees.

Supporting this event

As our signature National Poetry Month reading, Poetry & the Creative Mind also raises funds to support the Academy of American Poets Education Program, which serves over 100,000 K–12 students each year.

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