About the Forum

The joy of imagining what can be woven into a poem and the thrilling anticipation of possible publication spur student writers in remarkable ways! Creating the best environment for reviewing, selecting and publishing poems and short stories, keeps us on our toes.

Through our publications, the AOP. recognizes the best poems and short stories from the multitude of works submitted. Our first publication, Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans®, is now entering its 24th year. An entire generation of students has grown up with this anthology and several have been published more than once as they’ve grown in age and experience.