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May 21 2012

Jennifer Scappettone receives the 2012 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize

$10,000 for the translation of Modern Italian Poetry

Apr 24 2012

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

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.