Press Releases

April 8, 2010

Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman to Read in New Orleans

Now serving her second year as Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman is scheduled to give her last official reading in the post on May 3, 2010 at the University of New Orleans.

April 6, 2010

American Life in Poetry Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The newspaper column, created by former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, annually reaches more than three million readers.

April 5, 2010

Poetry Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month

Programming includes poetry films, tours, readings, educational resources, Q&A with poets, new iPhone app, and poetry recitation contest.

March 30, 2010

Public Television Brings Poetry into Homes Nationwide with Poetry Everywhere, a Collection of 32 Short Poetry Films

New Season of Poetry Everywhere Arrives on Public Television Accompanied By New iPhone App.

March 4, 2010

Chicago Poetry Tour Announced as Finalist for National Magazine Award

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is excited to announce that its Chicago Poetry Tour is a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Digital Media in the category of “Multimedia Feature or Package.”

February 9, 2010

Institute Issues Recommendations for Improving Access to Poetry

The Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute convened a panel of poets, publishers, and experts from the fields of media, law, and technology to examine issues related to the access of poetry on the Internet and related new media. The full report on the project, including a series of recommendations for poets and publishers, is freely available at

January 20, 2010

Annual Letter from John Barr, President

In his annual report to the poetry community, John Barr reviews the programs and activities of the Poetry Foundation over the last five years.     

January 7, 2010

Spring 2010 Events Schedule Released

The Poetry Foundation announces a diverse and exciting series of events for Spring 2010.

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