New York, NY (May 2, 2014)—Marie Howe, State Poet of the State of New York and Corinne Evens, a philanthropist, in coordination with the Academy of American Poets, the New York State Writers Institute, and the New York State Office of Cultural Education, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Poetry Unites contest for the best short essay about a favorite poem. The winners of the contest, which was open to all New York State residents, are in alphabetical order:
New York, NY (April 30, 2014)— The Academy of American Poets, the nation’s largest membership-based nonprofit organization promoting poets and poetry, marks its 80th anniversary in 2014. To celebrate they’re rebranding and launching an entirely redesigned website Poets.org on April 30, 2014 to close out National Poetry Month. Over the past 15 years, Poets.org has become one of the world’s leading online destinations for information about poets and poetry, with tens of millions of visitors coming to the site each year.
New York, NY (April 17, 2014) — The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that it has received a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our programs and publications, including Poets.org, National Poetry Month, and American Poets magazine.
New York, NY (April 10, 2014)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout has selected Hannah Sanghee Park as the recipient of the 2014 Walt Whitman Award, the Academy’s prestigious first book prize. As the winner of the Whitman Award, Park’s manuscript, The Same-Different, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2015, and the Academy of American Poets will purchase and distribute thousands of copies of the book to its members.