Press Releases

September 28, 2012

Seamus Heaney Reads for 58th Annual Poetry Day

Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will read in celebration of the 58th annual Poetry Day on Thursday, October 18.

September 12, 2012

This October, Poetry Celebrates Its Centennial with Events, a New Anthology, and More

Poetry magazine, published by the Poetry Foundation, will celebrate its centennial with a variety of events, public art, online offerings, and an exhibition this October.

August 31, 2012

2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship Winners Announced

The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowships.

August 29, 2012

Poetry Foundation Announces Fall 2012 Programming

This October, Poetry will mark its hundredth birthday. To celebrate, the Poetry Foundation offers a slate of programs that, as founding editor Harriet Monroe wrote, “shall give poets a chance to be heard.”

August 14, 2012

2012 Prizes for Contributors to Poetry Announced

The prizes are awarded for poems and prose published during the past 12 months, from October 2011 to September 2012.

July 6, 2012

Announcing the Printers’ Ball: TIME WARP!

The Printers’ Ball, one of the largest free celebrations of literary culture in the country, will take place Friday, July 20, in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

May 17, 2012

Poetry Foundation Announces Winner of 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet Hailey Leithauser has won the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award.

May 16, 2012

Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Kristen Dupard as 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion

From a competitive field of some 365,000 students nationwide, Kristen Dupard, a senior at Ridgeland High School in Ridgeland, Mississippi, won the title of 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion at the National Finals held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

May 15, 2012

Nine Student Finalists Compete for $50,000 at 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Nine high school students vie for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award at the Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F Street NW in Washington, DC tonight.

April 23, 2012

Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Announce the 2012 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud

Fifty-three students from across the country will converge in Washington, DC, on May 14-15, 2012, to compete in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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