Press Releases

May 1, 2013

Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Langston Ward as 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Champion

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.

April 30, 2013

Nine Student Finalists Compete for $50,000 at the 2013 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 George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC tonight.

April 10, 2013

POETRY from the Poetry Foundation App Nominated for Webby Award

The POETRY from the Poetry Foundation app is a nominee for a Webby Award in the “Education & Reference (Handheld Devices)” category.

April 9, 2013

Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce the 2013 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud

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.

April 3, 2013

New Titles from the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute and McSweeney’s

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.

April 2, 2013

Poetry Nominated for National Magazine Award

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.”

March 26, 2013

Poetry Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month

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.

March 18, 2013

Marie Ponsot Awarded 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet Marie Ponsot has won the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

February 4, 2013

Poetry Foundation Gallery Presents Joan Mitchell Exhibition

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.

February 1, 2013

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Free Poetry

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.

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