On April 24th, the Academy presented its 12th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind Gala before a sold-out audience.
Guest readers Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Kevin Kline, Rosie Perez, Billy Crudup, Parker Posey, Esperanza Spalding, Patrick Stewart, Juliana Margulies, Carrie Mae Weems, Drew Nieporent, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen joined master of ceremonies Chip Kidd to celebrate the spoken word and to commemorate the organization’s 80th anniversary.
Snippets from the performances were featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Click here to listen to some of the readings.
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