- Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will read in celebration of the 58th annual Poetry Day on Thursday, October 18.
- Poetry magazine, published by the Poetry Foundation, will celebrate its centennial with a variety of events, public art, online offerings, and an exhibition this October.
- The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowships.
- This October, Poetry will mark its hundredth birthday. To celebrate, the Poetry Foundation offers a slate of programs that, as founding editor Harriet Monroe wrote, “shall give poets a chance to be heard.”
- The prizes are awarded for poems and prose published during the past 12 months, from October 2011 to September 2012.
- The Printers’ Ball, one of the largest free celebrations of literary culture in the country, will take place Friday, July 20, in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.
- The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet Hailey Leithauser has won the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award.
From a competitive field of some 365,000 students nationwide, Kristen Dupard, a senior at Ridgeland High School in Ridgeland, Mississippi, won the title of 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion at the National Finals held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Nine high school students vie for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award at the Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F Street NW in Washington, DC tonight.
Fifty-three students from across the country will converge in Washington, DC, on May 14-15, 2012, to compete in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition.