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Academy of American Poets Elects Three New Chancellors

By Harriet Staff

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The Academy of American Poets has elected three new Chancellors to their board! We at Harriet would like to congratulate Marilyn Nelson, Claudia Rankine, and C. D. Wright. “Selected by the current Board of Chancellors, Nelson, Rankine, and Wright will serve as ambassadors of poetry and advocate for the organization’s programmatic work. They join an illustrious group of poets to have previously held the position, including John Ashbery, W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, and Adrienne Rich.”

The Academy’s gratitude also went out to Chancellors Lyn Hejinian, Sharon Olds, and Carl Phillips, whose six-year terms as Chancellors have concluded. More about the history of the Academy’s Board of Chancellors here (we’ve never typed that word so many times!); and for remarks on those newly elected, visit this page.

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Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.