Press Releases

December 4, 2013

Poetry Foundation Announces New Annual Award for Poetry Criticism

The 2014 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism will honor the author of a 2013 title with a $7,500 prize.

October 30, 2013

Introducing The Open Door: The Chicago Writing Program Reading Series

The Open Door will highlight the teacher-student dynamic, present exciting work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets, and celebrate the area’s outstanding writing programs.

October 17, 2013

Favorite Poem Project: Chicago

Residents of Chicago and its suburbs are invited to submit their favorite poems to Favorite Poem Project: Chicago.

October 15, 2013

The Poetry Foundation Celebrates Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

The Poetry Foundation celebrates the publication of The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems (New Directions, October 2013) across its programs—in Poetry magazine, at, and in the Poetry Foundation gallery, library and event space in Chicago.

October 1, 2013

Don Share’s First Issue as Editor of Poetry

The first issue of Poetry from newly appointed editor Don Share is now available online.

September 17, 2013

Robert Pinsky presents PoemJazz for 59th Annual Poetry Day

The 59th annual Poetry Day is a presentation of PoemJazz, Robert Pinsky’s innovative dialogue between poetry and music.

September 12, 2013

Free Teacher Resources Available from the Poetry Foundation

As part of the Poetry Foundation's commitment to the education of poetry as a critical skill for 21st century citizenship, it has created a freely available ongoing suite of educational resources and tools for teachers.

September 5, 2013

2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced

Harmony Holiday, Matthew Nienow, Hannah Sanghee Park, Natalie Shapero and Phillip B. Williams are the winners of the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships.

September 3, 2013

Lemony Snicket Selects Poems for the September 2013 Issue of Poetry

The September 2013 issue of Poetry magazine features a portfolio of 20 poems selected and annotated by children’s author Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) and illustrated by Caldecott Award–winning artist Chris Raschka.

August 22, 2013

Poetry Foundation Announces Fall 2013 Programming

Highlights include a performance of composer Benjamin Britten’s music, a staged reading of Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth, a presentation of Robert Pinsky’s PoemJazz, an exhibition of art inspired by Emily Dickinson; and poetry readings with Nikky Finney, Anne Carson, Eduardo C. Corral.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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