National Student Poets Program
The National Student Poets Program draws on the expertise of each partner, reflecting the national imprimatur of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, IMLS’s community-based network of libraries and museums that will link the national student poets with audiences and resources in their neighborhoods, and the Alliance’s long-standing work with educators and creative teens through the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Each year, the five National Student Poets will be chosen from a pool of outstanding writers, grades 9-11, who have received a national Scholastic Art & Writing Award for poetry. A national panel of literary luminaries will evaluate and select the National Student Poets.
The National Student Poets Program Facebook Page
The National Student Poets Chapbook
National Student Poets Service Project and Events of National Poetry Month (PDF, 89KB)
Additional partnership content on the IMLS website:
September 18, 2014 03:20 PM
Third Class of the National Student Poets Program has been selected by White House Committee to Serve as National Poetry Ambassadors
April 24, 2015 10:32 AM
From the White House to Buffalo, NY, the 2014 National Student Poets have been engaging communities with the gift of poetry.
September 5, 2014 09:54 AM
Inaugural National Student Poet, Claire Lee, returns to interview the 2013 Class of National Student Poets. Learn more about National Student Poet Louis Lafair and the highlights of his year as an ambassador of poetry.
August 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Inaugural National Student Poet, Claire Lee, returns to interview the 2013 Class of National Student Poets. Learn more about National Student Poet Aline Dolinh and the highlights of her year as an ambassador of poetry.
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