July 2, 2015
The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry S. Bienen, president emeritus of Northwestern University, to the position of Poetry Foundation interim president.
June 16, 2015
The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that on June 9, Richard P. Kiphart was appointed to the position of board chair, succeeding John J. Kenney. Kenney became a trustee in 2009 and served as chair since 2011, completing 2 two-year terms, the maximum number of terms the Foundation board of trustees allows.
June 3, 2015
The Poetry Foundation is honored to announce that Jacqueline Woodson has been named the Young People’s Poet Laureate. Awarded every two years, the $25,000 laureate title is given to a living writer in recognition of a career devoted to writing exceptional poetry for young readers.
May 26, 2015
CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation is honored to announce that Mark Ford’s 2014 publication This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray, from Eyewear Publishing, is awarded the annual $7,500 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism, which honors the best book-length works of criticism, including biographies, essay collections, and critical editions that consider the subject of poetry or poets.
May 7, 2015
In partnership with the Favorite Poem Project and in cooperation with the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Education, the Poetry Foundation is accepting applications for its first Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Chicago, June 29–July 3, 2015. The five-day institute will include seminars and readings with some of today’s most compelling poets.
May 6, 2015
The Poetry Foundation is honored to announce that Alice Notley has been awarded the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living U.S. poet for outstanding lifetime achievement.
April 2, 2015
The Poetry Foundation and The WFMT Radio Network partner to feature today’s most innovative poets reading and sharing insights on new poems in a series of short radio pieces.
March 30, 2015
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
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a special weekend event just for kids