August 7, 2014
The Poetry Foundation’s fall event season embraces poetry in an array of offerings that range from an experimental oratorio to an audio installation of a Parisian soundscape to a special evening with superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand. There will also be a lecture by Timothy Donnelly, new poems by A.E. Stallings, Eileen Myles, Carolyn Forché, and Jamaal May, and so much more.
August 6, 2014
The Poetry Foundation is pleased to launch the creation of The Chicago 77, a 77-line poem comprised of found text and objects from each of Chicago’s 77 community areas, with a public event on August 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event will be held at the Papermaker’s Garden at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, 728 S. Wabash Ave.
July 1, 2014
The Secret Birds, an exhibition of recent drawings by Tony Fitzpatrick, is on display at the Poetry Foundation Gallery, 61 West Superior Street, from July 1 - September 12, 2014. Tony Fitzpatrick brings together his talents as an actor, dramatist, poet, and visual artist for an exquisite presentation of his work at the Poetry Foundation.
May 6, 2014
The Poetry Foundation is honored to announce the winners of two poetry awards. The 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living U.S. poet for outstanding lifetime achievement, is awarded to Nathaniel Mackey; and the Foundation’s first annual Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism, a prize for book-length works of criticism, goes to University of California Press for two books in their Collected Writings of Robert Duncan series: Robert Duncan: The Collected Later Poems and Plays, edited by Peter Quartermain, and Robert Duncan: Collected Essays and Other Prose, edited by James Maynard. Both books were published in 2014.
May 5, 2014
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce that Poetry magazine took the prize for General Excellence in the category of literature, science, and politics on Thursday, May 1 in an award ceremony hosted by The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and The Columbia School of Journalism.
May 1, 2014
The 10th annual celebration of literary culture and printmaking will offer a robust schedule of performances, live printmaking demos, exhibitions, food and drink tastings, and outdoor entertainment on Saturday, June 28 from 4 – 9 pm.
May 1, 2014
The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce our May offerings. Except when otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and at the Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago.
April 30, 2014
Nine student finalists representing high schools from Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington State, and West Virginia match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of National Poetry Out Loud Champion and a $20,000 award. Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. - See more at: http://arts.gov/news/2014/final-contest-title-national-poetry-out-loud-champion-april-30-2014#sthash.HLP5g2Jt.dpuf
April 2, 2014
The end of National Poetry Month marks the start of the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition, as 53 high school students from across the country gather in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2014 for the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.