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

Jul 10 2017
The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Joy Harjo will judge the 2018 Walt Whitman Award, the nation’s most valuable first-book prize for poetry.
Jul 06 2017

[New York, NY]—On behalf of the Poetry Coalition, the Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that the Ford Foundation will make a $200,000 grant over two years to enable the founding members of the coalition to produce national programs on themes of social importance that feature leading contemporary poets. It will also strengthen a network of poetry organizations by making possible two annual meetings of the founding members during the grant term. 

The Poetry Coalition's founding members are: 

Jun 24 2017

[New York, NY]—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Poets.org has been named a 2017 Best Website for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association.

Jun 16 2017

[New York, NY]—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce four new members have joined its Board of Directors: Thomas Kean, Tess O’Dwyer, Elda Rotor, and Drew Schiff. They are joining the other 15 current Directors of the organization, who have championed poets and poetry for more than three generations.

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