The Academy of American Poets has named two new chancellors: Trethewey and Harjo

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The American Academy of Poets has appointed two new advisors: former American poet Natasha Tretihoy and Joey Harju, the first Native American to join the Academy Council.

The Academy announced the selections Monday. Consultants act as advisers, award judges and "ambassadors of poetry".

The Academy also rewards laureates such as Terrance Hayes and Elizabeth Alexander on its board of directors. Board members are appointed for six years. The members included the last W. Odin, Adrian Rich and Lucille Clinton.

The nonprofit academy was founded in 1934 and sponsors a wide range of projects for National Poetry Month with readings and educational programs.