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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

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

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

New to the Archive January 8, 2013: Let’s crack into the stacks to see what’s been added to the online archive since we last checked in. Joining the archive (yes, that’s a ligature pun) are a heap of poems by Forrest [...] by

Christian Wiman Announces Departure from Poetry Magazine January 2, 2013: Here’s some big news coming out of our own Poetry magazine: today, Editor Christian Wiman announced he will leave Poetry on June 30, 2013, after a decade as the editor of the magazine, to join [...] by

New to the Archive October 23, 2012: If you haven’t cracked into the online archive in a few weeks to see what’s new, you’re in for a real treat now. In addition to all the poems from the October issue of Poetry, [...] by