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:
April 1, 2014 09:27 AM
Selected by a White House committee, student poetry ambassadors connect youth across the country to the dynamic art of literary self-expression
September 24, 2013 09:27 AM
Class of five high school writers selected by White House Committee for the National Students Poets Program, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets.
June 27, 2014 10:13 AM
IMLS Director Hildreth met with the 2013 National Student Poets during their recent trip to New York for the Art.Write.Now.2014 National Exhibit. Hear what the teens had to say about their poetry events.
The National Student Poets will be participating in events across the country during National Poetry Month.
November 19, 2013 01:59 PM
The National Student Poets reflect on their recent trip to New York City and attending the Academy of American Poets’ Poets Forum.
A snapshot of how public libraries reach out to teens with programs and services.