Press Releases

December 7, 2010

Poet Ilya Kaminsky Appointed Director of Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute

Kaminsky—a poet, critic, and translator—will begin his tenure on January 1, 2011. He succeeds inaugural HMPI director Katharine Coles.

December 6, 2010

Second City Founder Bernard Sahlins Directs Under Milk Wood

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.

October 28, 2010

User Experience Improved: An Update to the Poetry Foundation’s Free POETRY App

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.

October 11, 2010

56th Annual Poetry Day with Frank Bidart

Frank Bidart will be the featured reader at the 56th Annual Poetry Day in Chicago.

September 14, 2010

2010 Prizes for Contributors to Poetry Announced

Nine contributors to Poetry are awarded prizes for poems and prose published during the past 12 months, from October 2009 to September 2010.

September 8, 2010

Poetry magazine presents “Lives of the Dead”

Deeply macabre and wickedly funny, young Chicago performing artists interpret the words of one of Israel’s leading dramatists.

August 19, 2010

2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship Winners Announced

The five recipients of the 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowships are Brooklyn Copeland, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Nate Klug, Dora Malech, and Christopher Shannon.

August 18, 2010

Poetry Foundation Announces Fall 2010 Literary Series

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce its Fall Literary Series for 2010. The schedule features readings, talks, and interpretive performances.

July 7, 2010

Printers’ Ball 2010: PRINT <3 DIGITAL

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.

June 8, 2010

Words from John Wooden in Poetry

John Wooden’s reflections on poetry and basketball appear in the July/August issue of Poetry magazine.

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