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Apr 24 2012

Publication of first book, $5,000 cash prize, residency at the Vermont Studio Center

Mar 30 2012

On April 1, the Academy of American Poets will kick off its 2nd annual celebration of "30 Days, 30 Poets" for National Poetry Month. This April, 30 dynamic poets will take over curation of the Academy's Tumblr. Each featured poet will have 24 hours to post an array of ephemera—in the form of text, images, audio, and video—before passing the baton. The Tumblr takeover follows 2011's lauded "30 Days, 30 Poets" on the Academy's Twitter feed.

Jan 23 2012

January 23, 2012 — The Academy of American Poets announced today that Tree Swenson is stepping down from her role as Executive Director, following a 10-year tenure at the literary organization. In March, Ms. Swenson will assume the position of Executive Director at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, Washington.

Jan 17 2012

New York, January 17—Tree Swenson, Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets, announced that Toi Derricotte, Jane Hirshfield, and Arthur Sze have been elected to the Board of Chancellors, the Academy's advisory board of distinguished poets.