Since its earliest days, the Academy of American Poets has been guided by an honorary Board of Chancellors composed of established and award-winning poets who serve as advisors to the organization and judge its largest prizes for poets. Women as well as men were founding poets of the Academy; for example, Florence Hamilton.As of 2016, the fourteen Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets are: Elizabeth Alexander, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Linda Gregerson, Juan Felipe Herrera, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Khaled Mattawa, Marilyn Nelson, Alicia Ostriker, Claudia Rankine, Alberto Ríos, Arthur Sze and Anne Waldman.Multiple items purchased will be combined when possible and excess shipping promptly refunded.It brings me great joy to offer you high-quality, vintage, antique Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta pottery.Ambitiously, hopefully, the Academy has undertaken to remedy this plight." with a mission to "support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry." In 1936, the Academy of American Poets was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization.
For a school to become part of the program, a ,500 endowment contribution is required.The Academy of American Poets currently announces three judges for each year's competition in advance. In a New York Times opinion piece from 1985, the novelist John Barth noted that 1475 manuscripts had been entered into one of the Whitman Award competitions, which exceeded the number of subscribers to some poetry journals.Established in 1976, the Landon Translation award is given in recognition for a published translation of poetry that is at least 40 pages in length and ran for more than 500 copies.the website Poets.org, which includes a curated collection of poems and essays about poetry, over 800 recordings and videos of poets dating back to the 1960s, and free materials for K-12 teachers, including lesson plans; and American Poets magazine.The organization also awards seven major prizes for poets, as well as 200 college awards sponsored at schools across the country.