Poet-to-Poet for National Poetry Month

From: Stacy Lasner slasner@poets.org via yahoo.com

Hi Paul,

I am the Publicity & Outreach Coordinator for the Academy of American Poets. I’m writing with the hope that you will help us spread the word about an educational project that the Academy has launched for National Poetry Month 2014 called Poet-to-Poet. 
 
Poet-to-Poet is a multimedia project that invites young people to write poems in response to those shared by award-winning contemporary poets who serve on the Academy’s honorary Board of Chancellors. Participants are encouraged to submit their response poems to the Academy for possible publication on Poets.org, which will be relaunching in April with a whole new look. 
For educators hoping to bring Poet-to-Poet into the classroom, the Academy has worked with a curriculum specialist to create two Common Core aligned lesson plans to accompany the project.
 
I have attached a press release with more information, and the project can be found here: poets.org/poet2poet.
Please be in touch if you need anything further, and please let me know if you’re able to help us get the word out. We’d love to have as many young people as possible submit their poems for possible publication!
Cheers,
Stacy
P.S. Poem in Your Pocket Day will be held on April 24 throughout the United States. Here’s more info: poets.org/pocket.

Stacy Lasner
Publicity & Outreach Coordinator
Academy of American Poets
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901
New York, NY 10038
(P) 212-274-0343 x22
www.poets.org

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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