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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

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

James Langer on Beauty March 29, 2013: Last month, we pointed you towards Sue Sinclair’s series of interviews with poets at Lemon Hound about their relationship to beauty. There’s a new interview this week with [...] by

Record-a-Poem on SoundCloud March 26, 2013: We at Harriet Headquarters are still feeling the cold this early spring, one could even say we’re down right Frosty (happy b-day today, btw), but despite the weather we’re welcoming a [...] by

Marie Ponsot Awarded 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize March 18, 2013: Every year we celebrate the lifetime achievement of a living U.S. poet, and this year we’re thrilled to announce that poet Marie Ponsot has won the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. At $100,000, it [...] by

New to the Archive January 29, 2013: We’re usually reporting on all the great new new poetry that’s dropped in our online archive. Today, we’re mixing it up a bit to mention we have three oldies but goodies by Thomas [...] by

Meet the Poetry Foundation’s New President Robert Polito January 23, 2013: [Editor’s note: The Foundation announced today that Robert Polito will become president of the Poetry Foundation on July 8, 2013. Read the press release here, or download the full press kit [...] by