Press Releases

August 13, 2013

2013 Prizes for Contributors to Poetry Announced

Eliza Griswold, Anna Maria Hong, Laura Kasischke, Idra Novey, Miller Oberman, Randall Mann, Joshua Mehigan, Seamus Murphy and Michael Robbins are the winners of eight awards for contributions to Poetry over the past year.

July 25, 2013

The Poetry Foundation Library Presents Children’s Poetry Day

On Saturday, August 3, the Poetry Foundation hosts the second annual Children’s Poetry Day, featuring crafts, music, PBS's Arthur, and other activities.

July 11, 2013

Announcing Printers Ball 2013: Trip & Return

This year’s annual celebration of literary culture and printmaking will be held on Saturday, July 27, at the Hubbard Street Lofts, 1821 West Hubbard Street, from noon to 6pm.

July 9, 2013

Roger Ebert Remembers Poetry in Poetry

Poetry magazine’s July/August 2013 issue includes new writing by the late Chicago film critic Roger Ebert.

June 25, 2013

Poetry Foundation Receives $1.2 Million Gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund to Support the Work of Young Poets

With this new endowment, the current $15,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship prize will nearly double, thereby giving five young poets a more auspicious start to their careers. The newly enhanced prize will be named the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowships.

June 24, 2013

Shame Every Rose: Images of Afghanistan Opens at the Poetry Foundation Gallery

Shame Every Rose: Images of Afghanistan, a photography exhibition currently on view at the Poetry Foundation gallery, 61 West Superior Street, displays the works of photographer and filmmaker Seamus Murphy and complements the June issue of Poetry magazine, “Landays.”

June 11, 2013

Kenn Nesbitt Announced as Next Children’s Poet Laureate

Poet Kenn Nesbitt will serve as the next Children’s Poet Laureate: Consultant in Children’s Poetry to the Poetry Foundation.

May 29, 2013

Don Share Named Editor of Poetry Magazine

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce Don Share as the next editor of Poetry magazine.

May 22, 2013

Poetry Features Verse from Afghan Women

Poetry's June 2013 issue, “Landays," is dedicated entirely to poetry composed by and circulated among Afghan women.

May 8, 2013

Poetry Magazine Launches Digital Subscription

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce that Poetry is now available through a digital subscription starting with the May 2013 issue.

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