announcements

Jan 03 2018

Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, and Marie Howe Named Academy of American Poets Chancellors

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, and Marie Howe have been named its newest Chancellors, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including W. H. Auden, John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Yusef Komunyakaa, Adrienne Rich, and Mark Strand.

Oct 03 2017

Presenting American Poets in Paris

The Academy of American Poets in New York City and Berkeley Books of Paris are pleased to present a series of readings by American poets in Paris. The fall series is a pilot project between the New York City-based cultural organization and the independent bookstore. 
 
"It was after our founder Marie Bullock studied in Paris and returned to New York that she determined to assist and promote American poets.
Aug 02 2017

Academy of American Poets Launches Ambroggio Prize

We are pleased to launch the first annual Ambroggio Prize, for an unpublished manuscript written originally in Spanish and with an English translation. The winner will receive $1,000, and the manuscript will be published by Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe.

Jul 10 2017

U.S. Poets, Including Four Academy Chancellors, Attend Poetry Festival in Cuba for the First Time in More than Sixty Years

Academy Chancellors Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, David St. John, and Arthur Sze, and former Academy Chancellor Robert Hass, are part of an official contingent of American writers traveling to Cuba for the first time in over six decades.

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