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Saving the NEA, One Letter & Vigil at a Time March 10, 2017: The Chancellors of the Academy of the American Poets have published a letter expressing their support of federal funding for the arts and humanities, particularly for the NEA and the NEH (National [...] by

Promotion for Audre Lorde’s 1971 Reading Series Touches on Necessity of the NEA February 17, 2017: Back in 1970, Audre Lorde spoke on the importance of NEA funding. After the Academy of American Poets received a grant from the foundation, Executive Director Elizabeth Kray asked the poet to host a [...] by

Rest in Peace, Thomas Lux (1946–2017) February 6, 2017: We are saddened to report that renowned poet Thomas Lux has passed away at the age of 70. From the Academy of American Poets: The late Stanley Kunitz noted that “[Lux is] sui generis, his own kind [...] by

Poetry Coalition to Focus on Migration December 7, 2016: Yesterday the Academy of American Poets announced the launch of a new poetry coalition comprised of twenty non-profit organizations dedicated to the promotion of poetry in the culture. And yes, the [...] by

Breaking News: Sharon Olds Takes Home Wallace Stevens Award September 7, 2016: We at Harriet send our collective congratulations to Sharon Olds for winning the Academy of American Poets’s Wallace Stevens Award. The award comes with a $100,000 prize. As the Washington Post [...] by

Slate Reports on the ‘Star-Studded’ Academy of American Poets Gala May 9, 2016: Jay Deshpande continues the brave work of bringing poetry to mainstream media venues by writing up the Academy of American Poets gala for Slate. Held annually at Lincoln Center and now in its 14th [...] by

Mai Der Vang Wins 2016 Walt Whitman Award March 24, 2016: Since we’re on the subject of awards, news reached us yesterday of Carolyn Forché’s selection of Mai Der Vang’s Afterland for the 2016 Walt Whitman Award. Excellent choice, Carolyn [...] by

Academy of American Poets Online Tribute to C. D. Wright Includes Video, Poems, Remembrances February 16, 2016: Speaking of C. D. Wright, we’d be remiss not to mention this panoptic tribute at the Academy of American Poets, on whose Board of Chancellors she was serving at the time of her passing. During [...] by

Brenda Hillman Named Newest Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets January 13, 2016: The Associated Press reports that Brenda Hillman has been named chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. The academy told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Hillman will serve for six years as [...] by

Academy of American Poets Announces Book Publication of ‘Poem-a-Day’ Feature December 8, 2015: This just in from our friends at the Academy of American Poets: The beloved Poem-a-Day is to appear in book form! POEM-A-DAY: 365 Poems for Every Occasion is soon to be released by Abrams Books. [...] by