About the Program

Meet the Class of 2020 here and be sure to sign up for the Virtual Appointment Ceremony here! Read the full announcement here.

National Student Poets Program

Annually, five students are selected for one year of service as literary ambassadors, each representing a different geographic region of the country. The National Student Poets Program—a collaboration of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers—strives to inspire other young people to achieve excellence in their own creative endeavors and promote the essential role of writing and the arts in academic and personal success. The Program links the National Student Poets with audiences and neighborhood resources such as museums, libraries, and other community-anchor institutions and builds upon the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ long-standing work with educators and creative teens through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Poets’ 2018 Appointment Events were hosted in cooperation with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and held in conjunction with the National Book Festival.

To keep up with the National Student Poets, like the official Facebook page.