Poetry & the Creative Mind — a National Poetry Month gala fundraiser

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Poetry & the Creative Mind — a National Poetry Month gala fundraiser

Join the Academy of American Poets for an annual reading of favorite poems by luminaries from across the arts and culture.

By Academy of American Poets

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Wednesday, April 26 · 4:30pm PDT



Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Poetry & the Creative Mind is presented by the Academy of American Poets.

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, Academy of American Poets Education Ambassador

& Kimiko Hahn, Academy of American Poets Chancellor

Readings from

Andrew Bird

Alan Cumming

Ethan Hawke

Emily Igwike, National Student Poet

Daniel Dae Kim

Eric Kim

Ada Limón, U.S. Poet Laureate

Jonathan Majors

Shantell Martin

Liam Neeson

Rosie Perez

Molly Shannon

& Malala Yousafzai

Join us for our live broadcast Apr 26, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, free to all attendees.

Suggested donation: $50.

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.

Donors of $250+ may receive special benefits as part of the Producers Circle. To learn more about producer benefits, as well as corporate sponsorship opportunities, visit the Event Producers page.

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

Attending live

This reading will be broadcast as a live event on YouTube. Your registration through Eventbrite includes access to the livestream on April 26. A link will be emailed to you at the address with which you register.

The Academy of American Poets strives to host inclusive, accessible events. Captioning will be available for viewers of the YouTube livestream. If you have any questions or requests related to access, please email galasupport@poets.org or call (888)790-0721.

Frequently asked questions

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