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National Student Poets Program

National Student Poets Program logoThe 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:
The National Student Poets pose for a photo in Central Park
Blog Post: Celebrating National Poetry Month with the National Student Poets!

The National Student Poets will be participating in events across the country during National Poetry Month. Read More

The National Student Poets pose in Central Park.
Blog Post: Autumn in New York with the National Student Poets

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. Read More

The National Student Poets pose for a photo with the program's partners.
Blog Post: Befriending Poetry

November 1, 2013 10:34 AM
The National Student Poets were in New York City last week to attend a whirlwind of poetry-related events, including the Academy of American Poets’ Poets Forum. Read More

Blog Post: Meet the 2013 National Student Poets

September 26, 2013 11:44 AM
Welcome 2013 National Student Poets Read More

Luisa Banchoff
Blog Post: A Thing of Beauty by Luisa Banchoff

May 8, 2013 08:10 AM
IMLS salutes the country’s first National Student Poets. Today’s featured poet is Luisa Banchoff of Arlington, Va. Read More