Press Releases

June 2, 2010

Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman Featured in Rush Hour Concert Series

Free performance features Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman accompanied by acclaimed pianist Kuang-Hao Huang.

June 1, 2010

Poet Lorraine Schechter to Read at Printers Row Lit Fest

New Mexico poet Lorraine Schechter, also an artist and educator, will read on Saturday, June 12.

May 25, 2010

Poetry International Web Launches USA Domain under Editorship of Poetry Magazine

A new collaboration between Poetry magazine and Poetry International Web brings the best contemporary American poetry to a global audience.

May 20, 2010

Poetry Foundation Launches Free POETRY iPhone App

New app turns iPhone into virtual poetry library of more than 1,400 complete poems by classic and contemporary poets from William Shakespeare to César Vallejo to Heather McHugh.

April 28, 2010

Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Amber Rose Johnson as 2010 National Winner of Poetry Out Loud

High school student receives $20,000 award in national poetry recitation contest.

April 27, 2010

Nine Student Finalists to Compete for $50,000 in 2010 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Award-winning actor John Leguizamo to host tonight’s competition

April 26, 2010

John Leguizamo to Host 2010 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud

Award-winning actor John Leguizamo hosts the national finals of the 2010 Poetry Out Loud Competition at Lisner Auditorium on the George Washington University Campus, 730 21st Street NW, in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:00 PM. No tickets or reservations are required.

April 21, 2010

Poetry Foundation Builds a Home in Chicago

The Poetry Foundation announced today that it has begun construction of a new home that will be Chicago’s first building dedicated solely to the art form of poetry and the first permanent venue for Poetry magazine in its nearly 100-year history in the city.

April 15, 2010

Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Announce the 2010 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud

53 students who emerge from a field of nearly 325,000 competitors nationwide will gather in Washington, DC, on April 26 and 27 to vie for thetitle of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and $50,000 in awards.

April 13, 2010

Eleanor Ross Taylor Awarded 2010 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Award recognizes lifetime accomplishment with $100,000 prize.

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