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 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.
April 12, 2013 09:00 AM
The five teenage National Student Poets serve as literary ambassadors for poetry. They are helping to celebrate National Poetry Month by spreading the word about their craft at workshops and events around the country.