Press Releases

May 6, 2015

Alice Notley Awarded 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

The Poetry Foundation is honored to announce that Alice Notley has been awarded the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living U.S. poet for outstanding lifetime achievement.

April 2, 2015

PoetryNow: New National and International Broadcast and Podcast Series Showcases Contemporary Poets

The Poetry Foundation and The WFMT Radio Network partner to feature today’s most innovative poets reading and sharing insights on new poems in a series of short radio pieces.

March 30, 2015

Favorite Poem Project: Florida

CHICAGO – Throughout National Poetry Month (April), the Favorite Poem Project and the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation invite Floridians from Pensacola to Key West to share their favorite classic or contemporary poem as part of Favorite Poem Project: Florida. From the Florida submissions, up to six poems will be selected for a final video mini-documentary series to air later in the year.

March 26, 2015

Children’s Poetry Day: A Poetry Menagerie

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a special weekend event just for kids

March 18, 2015

National Youth Poetry Assembly Creates Forum for Students to Discuss Poetry and Youth Culture  

On April 2-3, the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Competition champions, the 2014 Class of National Student Poets, and representatives of poetry slam and spoken word organizations from around the country will convene to examine and contemplate issues around the role of poetry in youth culture.

March 17, 2015

Poetry Out Loud Celebrates its 10th Year at National Finals, April 28-29, 2015

Think poetry and competition don’t mix? Nearly three million students and 9,500 schools would disagree with you. That’s how many have participated in the ten years of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest—and the 2015 National Finals will take place on April 28-29 in Washington, DC.

February 26, 2015

The Poetry Foundation Welcomes Submissions to the 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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