- Award recognizes an American poet of at least 40 years of age who has yet to publish a first collection of poetry with a book-length poetry manuscript published by Graywolf Press and a prize of $10,000.
- Poet, translator, and environmental activist W. S. Merwin will read in celebration of the 57th annual Poetry Day on Thursday, October 6.
- The prizes are awarded for poems and prose published in Poetry during the past 12 months, from October 2010 to September 2011.
- A Child’s Garden of Poetry, produced by HBO/HBO Family in association with the Poetry Foundation, has won a 2011 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Program.
- The Foundation celebrates the first season in its new home with a diverse array of events.
- The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowships.
- ‘Collection and Cocktails’ celebrates the expanded hours and programs of the Poetry Foundation Library with readings, poetry fortune-telling, poetry recording sessions, and a scavenger hunt.
- The POETRY app is now available for the first time for Android and iPad. The free app has been updated for all mobile devices, including the iPhone.
- Produced by HBO/HBO Family in association with the Poetry Foundation, the half-hour children’s special has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Children’s Program for a 2011 Primetime Emmy® Award.
- The seventh annual event, one of the largest celebrations of literary culture in the country, will take place Friday, July 29, in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.