• Master class with Taylor Mali. Photo by Pat Swain.

The “On Teaching” Poem Prize

The “On Teaching” Poem Prize, offered in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, is awarded to the best unpublished poem on the topic of K–12 teaching or teachers. The winning poem earns a $1,000 prize and is published in the Academy of American Poets’ popular Poem-a-Day series and on Poets.org. A finalist will also be chosen and awarded $500.

Submissions will be accepted from October 1, 2018, through January 1, 2019. For guidelines and more information, click here.

The judge for the 2019 “On Teaching” Poem Prize is Academy of American Poets education ambassador Richard Blanco.

The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization advocating for American poets and poetry.