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Joy Harjo Awarded 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 9, 2017: Today, we are excited to announce Joy Harjo has been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement and contribution to the art of poetry. Of Harjo’s poetry, Don Share remarks: [...] by

2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced September 1, 2016: We have some news for you today! Kaveh Akbar, Jos Charles, Angel Nafis, Alison C. Rollins, and Javier Zamora are this year’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellows. Each poet [...] by

Ed Roberson Awarded 2016 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 11, 2016: The Poetry Foundation, and we at Harriet, are overjoyed to announce Ed Roberson has received the 2016 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for outstanding lifetime achievement in the art of poetry. Henry Bienen, [...] by

Alice Notley Awarded 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 6, 2015: Stop the poetry presses! We at Harriet are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize goes to Alice Notley! The prize will be presented on June 8th at the annual Pegasus Awards at the [...] by

Announcing PoetryNow!! April 2, 2015: Today we released the first episode of PoetryNow, a new 5 minute podcast and radio broadcast created in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and WFMT in Chicago, featuring poets reading and talking [...] by

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

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