Postcards to a Young Poet

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It’s National Poetry Month! As part of our celebration, we’re hosting a contest that asks you to write a poem in the form of a letter. You can win some very cool prizes—including a custom-created print with a line from your winning poem, like the one seen above!

Need a little inspiration before entering? Well, the Academy of American Poets is here for you. They got poets attending the ginormous writing conference known as AWP (the Association of Writers and Writing Programs) to scribble some words of wisdom to young poets. Even Rita Dove, former Poet Laureate of the U.S., stopped by!

Check them out, get inspired, and then get to writing your own poem! You have until April 30 to enter!

— Rita Dove


Amy Lawless


Elizabeth Robinson


Aimee Nezhukumatathil


Eduardo C. Corral


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