- From a competitive field of some 375,000 students nationwide, Langston Ward, a senior at Mead High School in Spokane, Washington won the title of 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Champion.
- Nine high school students vie for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC tonight.
- The POETRY from the Poetry Foundation app is a nominee for a Webby Award in the “Education & Reference (Handheld Devices)” category.
- Fifty-three students from across the country will converge in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2013, at the end of National Poetry Month, to compete in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition.
- The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of two new titles: Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry and The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders, both co-published with McSweeney’s.
- The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is proud to announce that the magazine is a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the category of “General Excellence, Print.”
- The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting array of literary programs and poetry events across the country in celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2013.
- The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet Marie Ponsot has won the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
- The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, presents Joan Mitchell: At Home in Poetry, an exhibition featuring the large-scale quadriptych painting, Minnesota (1980), as well as photographs, letters, artists’ books, and print portfolios Mitchell created in collaboration with various poets.
- In honor of National Poetry Month, a limited number of free copies of the April 2013 issue of Poetry magazine will be available to individuals, book clubs, and reading groups that request them by March 24.