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  • May 4th, 2014

    WASHINGTON, DC — From a competitive field of 365,000 students nationwide, Anita Norman, a student at Arlington High School in Arlington, Tennessee, won the title of 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Champion at the National Finals held in Washington, D.C., on...

  • May 1st, 2014
     The 10th annual celebration of literary culture and printmaking will offer a robust schedule of performances, live printmaking demos, exhibitions, food and drink tastings, and outdoor entertainment on Saturday, June 28 from 4 – 9 pm.
  • May 1st, 2014
    The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce our May offerings. Except when otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and at the Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago.
  • April 30th, 2014

    Nine student finalists representing high schools from Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington State, and West Virginia match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of National Poetry Out Loud Champion and a $20,000 award. Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. - See more at:

  • April 2nd, 2014

    The end of National Poetry Month marks the start of the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition, as 53 high school students from across the country gather in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2014 for the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.

  • March 31st, 2014
    “Poetry and Adventure” is the theme of this year’s Children’s Poetry Day, to be held Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Poetry Foundation Library.
  • March 17th, 2014
    Favorite Poem Project and Chicago’s own Poetry Foundation have chosen the favorite poems of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and five other Chicagoans to be featured in the video initiative Favorite Poem Project: Chicago that will launch on Fri. April 11
  • March 12th, 2014
    The literary exhibition on view at the Poetry Foundation until April 30 is The World Record, an autograph edition of poems handwritten in the native languages of over a hundred contemporary poets including Seamus Heaney, Qassim Haddad, Selina Tusitala, and Kay Ryan, to name a few.
  • March 5th, 2014
    The eight new titles in the Poets in the World series offer English-speaking audiences a rare glimpse at the work
 of contemporary poets who have shaped literary traditions from around the globe.
  • March 3rd, 2014
    The March 2014 issue of Poetry presents 24 poems from 16 poets addressing history, society and current events, in a portfolio coedited with Split This Rock.

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