The Class of 2018 National Student Poets has been announced! The Poets for 2018 are:
- Darius Atefat-Peckham, Midwest
- Daniel Blokh, Southeast
- Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, Northeast
- Heather Laurel Jensen, Southwest
- Ariana Smith, West
Meet them here!
Read the press release for more information about the Class of 2018!
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.