Press Releases

April 1, 2015

The Poetry Foundation to Fund Lunar Poetry Residency

Poetry Foundation has partnered with the technology corporation SpaceZ for the first ever lunar poetry residency, projected for Summer 2025. The newly designed "Pegasus II" will become the first privately funded liquid-fueled vehicle to put poets into Earth orbit.

March 30, 2015

Favorite Poem Project: Florida

CHICAGO – Throughout National Poetry Month (April), the Favorite Poem Project and the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation invite Floridians from Pensacola to Key West to share their favorite classic or contemporary poem as part of Favorite Poem Project: Florida. From the Florida submissions, up to six poems will be selected for a final video mini-documentary series to air later in the year.

March 26, 2015

Children’s Poetry Day: A Poetry Menagerie

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a special weekend event just for kids

March 18, 2015

National Youth Poetry Assembly Creates Forum for Students to Discuss Poetry and Youth Culture  

On April 2-3, the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Competition champions, the 2014 Class of National Student Poets, and representatives of poetry slam and spoken word organizations from around the country will convene to examine and contemplate issues around the role of poetry in youth culture.

March 17, 2015

Poetry Out Loud Celebrates its 10th Year at National Finals, April 28-29, 2015

Think poetry and competition don’t mix? Nearly three million students and 9,500 schools would disagree with you. That’s how many have participated in the ten years of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest—and the 2015 National Finals will take place on April 28-29 in Washington, DC.

February 26, 2015

The Poetry Foundation Welcomes Submissions to the 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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