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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

William Gordon Drenttel, 1953-2013 December 30, 2013: The Poetry Foundation lost a friend and one of its creators when Bill Drenttel passed away just before Christmas. From the Foundation’s earliest days, Bill sat at our table and helped turn the [...] by

Now It’s Time to Record Your Rime! November 21, 2013: We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Brooklyn Academy of Music to collect your renditions of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” through our [...] 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

Remember, Cathy Wagner and Dana Ward Are Reading Tomorrow! May 29, 2013: Yes, our Harriet summer reading series is popping off starting tomorrow with Cathy Wagner and Dana Ward! We’re opening the doors at 6:30 pm at the PoFo, reading to commence at the strike of [...] 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