Press Releases

April 17, 2012

W.S. Di Piero Awarded 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet W.S. Di Piero has won the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

March 28, 2012

Poetry Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting array of literary events and programs in celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2012.

March 15, 2012

Poetry Foundation’s Inaugural President, John Barr, Announces Retirement

John Barr will retire as the Poetry Foundation’s inaugural president at the end of 2012, after nearly a decade of leading the organization.

February 29, 2012

POETRY App Announced as Finalist for National Magazine Award

The POETRY app is a finalist in the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media. The Digital ‘Ellie,’ awarded by the American Society of Magazine Editors, recognizes innovations in magazine media.

February 6, 2012

Annual Letter from John Barr, President

President of the Poetry Foundation, John Barr, discusses the creative power of poetry.

January 18, 2012

Poetry Celebrates 100 Years

Founded in Chicago in October 1912 by editor Harriet Monroe, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. The magazine celebrates its centennial in 2012.

January 12, 2012

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Free Poetry

In honor of the magazine’s centennial, an unlimited number of free copies of the April 2012 issue of Poetry magazine will be available to book clubs and reading groups that request them by March 23.

January 9, 2012

Poetry Foundation Receives American Institute of Architects Honor Award

The award is the profession’s highest recognition for excellence in architecture.

January 4, 2012

Poetry Foundation Announces Spring 2012 Programming

Highlights include the movie premiere of The Day Carl Sandburg Died: performances celebrating Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, and Allen Ginsberg; and a reading by poets laureate Philip Levine and Carol Ann Duffy.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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