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  • Foundation News
    By Harriet Staff 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Michael Slosek 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Robert Polito June 4, 2014

    From left to right: Marie Ponsot, John Ashbery, Robert Polito. This is the first of an ongoing series of occasional and topical notes to the poetry community from Robert Polito,...

  • Foundation News
    By Harriet Staff 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Catherine Halley 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Harriet Staff 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Harriet Staff 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Harriet Staff 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Kristin Gecan 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...

  • Foundation News
    By Catherine Halley April 10, 2013

    POETRY from the Poetry Foundation nominated for a Webby! Our app—POETRY from the Poetry Foundation—has been nominated for a Webby Award. This is a great, great honor. calls the...