Poetry & the Creative Mind — a National Poetry Month gala fundraiser

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Poetry & the Creative Mind is presented by the Academy of American Poets.

This special event, which features actors, artists, and leaders from across culture, celebrates poetry’s important place in our society and its impact on the lives of readers.


Hosted by

Richard Blanco, Academy of American Poets Education Ambassador

Kimiko Hahn, Academy of American Poets Chancellor


Readings from

Ethan Hawke, National Student Poet Emily IgwikeEric Kim, United States Poet Laureate Ada LimonJonathan MajorsShantell MartinLiam NeesonRosie PerezMolly ShannonMalala Yousafzai& more to be announced

Join us for our live broadcast Apr 26, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, free to all attendees.

Suggested donation: $50.


Supporting this event

As our signature National Poetry Month reading, Poetry & the Creative Mind also raises funds to support the Academy of American Poets Education Program, which serves over 100,000 K–12 students each year.

Donors of $250+ may receive special benefits as part of the Producers Circle. To learn more about producer benefits, as well as corporate sponsorship opportunities, visit the Event Producers page.

Your generous contribution is a tax-deductible investment in the programs and publications of the Academy of American Poets, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Attending live

This reading will be broadcast as a live event on YouTube. Your registration through Eventbrite includes access to the livestream on April 26. A link will be emailed to you at the address with which you register.

The Academy of American Poets strives to host inclusive, accessible events. Captioning will be available for viewers of the YouTube livestream. If you have any questions or requests related to access, please email galasupport@poets.org or call (888)790-0721.

Frequently asked questions

Will the reading be available for replay after April 26?
This presentation will be offered only once as a live broadcast event and will not be available for replay.
Is this appropriate for school-aged children?
Poems read will not have been screened for appropriateness for school-aged children and viewer’s discretion is advised.
How long will the reading be?
Approximately one hour.
Can I watch the reading on my TV?
Streaming devices or Smart TVs with the YouTube app installed will be able to access the live event stream. Search for “Poetry and the Creative Mind” after Monday, April 24.

Poetry Lit! – Online Reading Series

About this event

Poetry from all over the world has never been closer to your lazy chair! Poetry Lit! is a monthly online reading series for international poets… and their fans. Each month Poetry Lit! hosts a Zoom event where folks share in poetry.

Featured poets

Each month we invited 2 guest poets to read from their work. Here’s the planned schedule of featured readers for the coming months:

February 3, 2023 Frank Farrelly & Geraldine Mitchell
March 3, 2023 Katherine Pierpont & Dipika Mukherjee

After the reading we do a Q&A with the featured poets. And then there’s an open mic, where you can hear some exciting new voices!

If you want to attend and listen to some great poetry…. welcome! Please register, so we know how many people are coming. We will send you a link to join nearer to the event.