Press List

  • December 18th, 2008

    CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation is delighted that poet and professor of African American Studies Elizabeth Alexander will read a poem at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. “Her selection affirms poetry’s central place in the soul of our country. She is...

  • November 20th, 2008

    CHICAGO— Poetry magazine is proud to present a theatrical interpretation of five poems by Dana Levin: “Pyro,” “Above the Neck,” “Refuge Field,” “Ichor,” and “School of Flesh,” all of which first appeared in Poetry. Erupting with stunning visual imagery and...

  • November 6th, 2008

    CHICAGO—The magazines Poetry and contratiempo present a bilingual literary event featuring writers from their respective pages, to take place in the neighborhood of Pilsen. Complimentary issues of Poetry and contratiempo will be available.

    What: A bilingual reading featuring

    The poetry of Roberto...

  • November 3rd, 2008

    CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and Facets Multi-Media are proud to announce that “Migrations,” by filmmaker Alyssa Sherwood, is the inaugural winner of the $10,000 Poetry Film Prize. Selected by a jury from more than 80 entrants, the film is...

  • October 8th, 2008

    CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation has announced that Albert Goldbarth and Mary Ann Hoberman are the winners of its fifth annual Pegasus Awards. The announcement was made at a dinner ceremony last night at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage at...

  • September 22nd, 2008

    CHICAGO—The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce that poet Louise Glück will be the featured speaker at the 54th Annual Poetry Day celebration in Chicago.

    What: 54th Annual Poetry Day Featuring Louise Glück
    When: Tuesday, October 21, at...

  • September 17th, 2008

    CHICAGO—The Poetry Foundation is happy to announce that Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show has received an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Children’s Program. Produced by HBO Family in association with the Poetry Foundation, Classical Baby...

  • September 16th, 2008

    CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the UK-based Poetry Archive, announces the launch of the Essential American Poets historic audio collection of seminal American poetry. When completed, the project will make freely available the recordings of more than...

  • September 4th, 2008

    CHICAGO — Poetry comes to life in the classroom with the Poetry Everywhere Collection, the latest addition to Teachers’ Domain, an online library of K–12 resources including lesson plans, background essays, and customizable features for introducing media resources into the...

  • September 2nd, 2008

    Chicago—The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are proud to announce the five recipients of the 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowships: Nicky Beer, Roger Reeves, Michael Rutherglen, Alison Stine, and Caki Wilkinson. Among the largest awards offered to aspiring poets in the...

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