- The 2014 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism will honor the author of a 2013 title with a $7,500 prize.
- The Open Door will highlight the teacher-student dynamic, present exciting work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets, and celebrate the area’s outstanding writing programs.
- Residents of Chicago and its suburbs are invited to submit their favorite poems to Favorite Poem Project: Chicago.
- The Poetry Foundation celebrates the publication of The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems (New Directions, October 2013) across its programs—in Poetry magazine, at poetryfoundation.org, and in the Poetry Foundation gallery, library and event space in Chicago.
- The 59th annual Poetry Day is a presentation of PoemJazz, Robert Pinsky’s innovative dialogue between poetry and music.
- As part of the Poetry Foundation's commitment to the education of poetry as a critical skill for 21st century citizenship, it has created a freely available ongoing suite of educational resources and tools for teachers.
- Harmony Holiday, Matthew Nienow, Hannah Sanghee Park, Natalie Shapero and Phillip B. Williams are the winners of the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships.
- The September 2013 issue of Poetry magazine features a portfolio of 20 poems selected and annotated by children’s author Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) and illustrated by Caldecott Award–winning artist Chris Raschka.
- Highlights include a performance of composer Benjamin Britten’s music, a staged reading of Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth, a presentation of Robert Pinsky’s PoemJazz,an exhibition of art inspired by Emily Dickinson; and poetry readings with Nikky Finney, Anne Carson, Eduardo C. Corral.