The Poetry Foundation is honored to announce the winners of two poetry awards. The 2016 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living US poet for outstanding lifetime achievement, is awarded to Chicago-based poet Ed Roberson; and the Foundation’s annual Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism, a prize for book-length works of criticism, goes to The Poems of T.S. Eliot: The Annotated Text. Volumes 1 & 2 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015), edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue.
On July 28-30, 2016, the Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary will host a poetry incubator bringing together a group of emerging poets who engage with community through their creative practice.
Florida residents share their favorite poems in a national video documentary initiative about the role of poetry in American lives
On May 3 and 4 in Washington, DC, high school students from every state will test their grit and wit in the national finals of Poetry Out Loud, the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages high school students around the country to learn great classic and contemporary poetry through a recitation competition that culminates with the national finals.
The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Turow, world-renowned author and Chicago lawyer, to the Poetry Foundation board of trustees.
- The Poetry Foundation is accepting applications for its second annual Summer Poetry Teachers Institute, to take place in Chicago, July 11-15, 2016. Participants will study and discuss poetry with expert teachers and some of today’s most compelling poets to develop lesson plans to bring back to their classrooms.