Membership in the Academy of American Poets

Members of the Academy of American Poets are patrons of the art form whose contributions serve to annually support the Academy's mission of celebrating excellence in poetry and promoting the presence of poetry in the K-12 classroom. Your membership dues fund our many efforts, including, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, National Poem-in-your-Pocket Day, and the seven poetry prizes bestowed by the Academy and administered by its Board of Chancellors.

Help support the Academy of American Poets and Your membership donation helps us bring poetry to millions of readers, and comes with a subscription to our journal, American Poets, along with other benefits.



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  Contributing Level Membership Associate Level Membership Sustaining Level Membership Patron Level Membership Sponsor Level Membership Benefactor Level Membership Chairman's Circle Level
Annual dues $35 $55 $100 $250 $500 $1000 $2,500+
A one-year subscription to American Poet (published biannually)
A full-color National Poetry Month poster
A personalized membership card
Discounted or free admission to Academy readings and events
10% discount on purchases at our online Poetry Store
Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter
The annual Walt Whitman Award-winning book
The annual James Laughlin Award-winning book
A CD from our Poetry Audio Archive
Your name listed in our Annual Report
The annual Lenore Marshall Prize-winning book
Your name listed in American Poet
A free contributor gift membership      
Academy-branded canvas tote bag*
Invitations to special receptions          
The annual Landon Award-winning book
Tax-deductable portion
$30 $40 $80 $225 $460 $900 $2,375

*First-year members

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