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Jan 15 2014
New York, NY (January 15, 2014) — The Academy of American Poets announced today that noted translator Khaled Mattawa and Arizona poet laureate Alberto Ríos have been elected Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Rich, Yusef Komunyakaa, and John Ashbery.

Nov 18 2013

New York, NY (November 18, 2013)—During the month of December, poetry organizations and publishers will mark Muriel Rukeyser’s centenary with three public events in New York City that celebrate the life and work of the poet.

Sep 25 2013

New York, NY (September 26, 2013)—On November 11, poets Frank Bidart, Sven Birkerts, Eavan Boland, Lucie Brock-Broido, Greg Delanty, Jonathan Galassi, Eamon Grennan, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, Atsuro Riley, Tom Sleigh, Tracy K. Smith,  Colm Tóibín, Jean Valentine, Anne Waldman, Kevin Young, and others will gather at Cooper Union for a public tribute to the beloved and world-renowned poet Seamus Heaney, who passed away on August 30, 2013, at the age of 74.  Each will read a favorite Heaney poem.

Apr 22 2013


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