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Media Contact: Jennifer Benka
Executive Director
jenbenka@poets.org, (212) 274-0343

Sep 07 2016

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 American Poets Prizes, which are among the most valuable poetry prizes in the United States. This year the organization has awarded over $200,000 to poets at various stages of their careers.

Aug 31 2016

We are happy to announce our fall lineup of events, featuring the Academy of American Poets Conversations in partnership with Housing Works. These conversations will pair some of today’s most intriguing poets with accomplished artists, composers, and performers.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with our friends at Housing Works on our conversation series that celebrates today’s poets and other leading artists, demonstrating poetry’s impact and relevancy,” said Academy of American Poets Executive Director Jennifer Benka.

Series Schedule:

Aug 22 2016
The Academy of American Poets marks the twentieth anniversary of its website, Poets.org.
Jul 12 2016
The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Juan Felipe Herrera will judge the 2017 Walt Whitman Award, the nation’s most valuable first-book prize for poetry.

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