- Kaminsky—a poet, critic, and translator—will begin his tenure on January 1, 2011. He succeeds inaugural HMPI director Katharine Coles.
- Called a “play for voices,” Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood follows the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of an imaginary seaside Welsh village called Llareggub.
- New app turns iPhone into mobile library with hundreds of searchThe update has three main components, the first—and most exciting—of which is the addition of nearly 400 contemporary poems. ble and sharable poems.
- Frank Bidart will be the featured reader at the 56th Annual Poetry Day in Chicago.
- Nine contributors to Poetry are awarded prizes for poems and prose published during the past 12 months, from October 2009 to September 2010.
- Deeply macabre and wickedly funny, young Chicago performing artists interpret the words of one of Israel’s leading dramatists.
- The five recipients of the 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowships are Brooklyn Copeland, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Nate Klug, Dora Malech, and Christopher Shannon.
- The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce its Fall Literary Series for 2010. The schedule features readings, talks, and interpretive performances.
- The sixth annual event takes place Friday, July 30, and features thousands of free magazines, books, and broadsides, as well as live readings, music, performances and demonstrations.
- John Wooden’s reflections on poetry and basketball appear in the July/August issue of Poetry magazine.