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Oct 04 2012
New York, NY (October 4, 2012) – "The Poets Forum is a true assembly of minds, a market-place of ideas. You'll find no posturing of pronouncements, no peacocks or princesses - just poetry, poetry, poetry." – Rita Dove

"Poetry is an ancient art that is ever new, which is proved each fall by the Poets Forum – a splendid gathering, a rambunctious and diverse chorus, a forum of spirited solitaries. " – Edward Hirsch

Sep 18 2012

New York, NY (September 18, 2012) – The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of its annual collection of poetry prizes. This year, the organization has awarded nearly $200,000 to poets at various stages of their careers. The recipients will be honored at the Academy’s Award Ceremony as part of the annual Poets Forum at The New School in New York City on October 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Jun 11 2012

June 11, 2012 — The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Jennifer Benka has been named the organization's next Executive Director. She will return to New York City from San Francisco, where she was most recently the National Director of Development and Marketing for 826 National. She will assume her new role at the Academy on July 16.