Press Releases

November 30, 2011

Poetry Foundation Announces 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award

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.

September 20, 2011

W.S. Merwin Reads for 57th Annual Poetry Day

Poet, translator, and environmental activist W. S. Merwin will read in celebration of the 57th annual Poetry Day on Thursday, October 6.

September 15, 2011

2011 Prizes for Contributors to Poetry Announced

The prizes are awarded for poems and prose published in Poetry during the past 12 months, from October 2010 to September 2011.

September 12, 2011

A Child’s Garden of Poetry Wins Primetime Emmy® for Outstanding Children’s Program

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.

September 6, 2011

Poetry Foundation Announces Fall 2011 Literary Series

The Foundation celebrates the first season in its new home with a diverse array of events.

September 1, 2011

2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship Winners Announced

The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowships.

August 16, 2011

Poetry Foundation Announces Library Open House

‘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.

July 27, 2011

Poetry Foundation Launches Android and iPad Editions of Free POETRY App

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.

July 15, 2011

A Child’s Garden of Poetry Receives Primetime Emmy® Nomination

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.

July 14, 2011

Announcing the Printers’ Ball: IT’S ALIVE!

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. 

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