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

Aug 02 2017
New York, NY (August 2, 2017)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce a new award in its collection of American Poets Prizes. The Ambroggio Prize will be awarded annually to a poet with an unpublished manuscript written originally in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript will be published by Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe at Arizona State University and promotion on Poets.org and in American Poets magazine.
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.

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