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Alice Notley Awarded 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 6, 2015: Stop the poetry presses! We at Harriet are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize goes to Alice Notley! The prize will be presented on June 8th at the annual Pegasus Awards at the [...] by

Announcing PoetryNow!! April 2, 2015: Today we released the first episode of PoetryNow, a new 5 minute podcast and radio broadcast created in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and WFMT in Chicago, featuring poets reading and talking [...] by

Notes from the President of the Poetry Foundation June 4, 2014: This is the first of an ongoing series of occasional and topical notes to the poetry community from Robert Polito, president of the Poetry Foundation. Polito’s occasion here is the awarding of the [...] by

Nathaniel Mackey Awarded 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 6, 2014: We at Harriet are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s set of big awards: The 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living U.S. poet for outstanding lifetime achievement, is [...] by

Emily Dickinson Haunts the Poetry Foundation October 22, 2013: The Poetry Foundation library is haunted by the ghost of Emily Dickinson these days. Or so it seems. We’ve borrowed a copy of the poet’s only surviving dress from the Emily Dickinson [...] by

Teen Summer Poetry Camp July 2, 2013: If you’re a teen in Chicago and you’re reading this, it’s time to get away from the computer and get thee to the PF for a summer poetry camp. Starting next week, we’re hosting [...] by

New Children’s Poet Laureate: Kenn Nesbitt June 18, 2013: The Poetry Foundation announced its newest Children’s Poet Laureate: Kenn Nesbitt. Nesbitt is the author of The Tighty-Whitey Spider (2010), My Hippo Has the Hiccups (2009), and Revenge of the [...] by

The Next Editor of Poetry Magazine Is…. Don Share!! May 29, 2013: The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce Don Share as the next editor of Poetry magazine. Share will begin his tenure July 1, 2013, as the magazine’s 12th editor in its 101-year history, [...] by

Langston Ward Wins 2013 Poetry Out Loud Finals May 14, 2013: Last week, after approximately nine months of competition and more than 375,000 competitors, Langston Ward of Spokane, Washington took top honors as the 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Champion. Ward [...] by

Vote for POETRY from the Poetry Foundation for a Webby Award, Pretty Please April 10, 2013: Our app—POETRY from the Poetry Foundation—has been nominated for a Webby Award. This is a great, great honor. Mashable.com calls the Webbys “the Oscars for the Web.” The POETRY app is [...] by