Each year during National Poetry Month in April, 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 and artists working in other disciplines.
This always inspiring and entertaining evening benefits the K-12 Education Program of the Academy of American Poets, including resources for teachers on Poets.org, the weekly series Teach This Poem, the Dear Poet project, and materials created and distributed to 100,000 libraries and classrooms for National Poetry Month.
The evening is made possible in part by ABRAMS, AB Bernstein, Barnes & Noble, JetBlue, Madison Reed, Troutman Sanders, our media partner WQXR, and many other generous sponsors and donors.
The 16th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, featuring readings and music from the following honored guests:
Tim Daly, actor
Patty Griffin, singer-songwriter
Terrance Hayes, Master of Ceremonies
Christine Lahti, actor and author
Janna Levin, astrophysicist and author
Juliet Lubwama, National Student Poet
Lorna Simpson, visual artist
Uma Thurman, actor
Krista Tippett, host of "On Being"
Bill Yosses, former White House pastry chef
& More to be announced
General admission seats are available through the Alice Tully Hall box office.