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

Jan 18 2006
30,000 free poetry anthologies to be distributed through award-winning website

January 18, New York—An ambitious new effort from the Academy of American Poets aims to put 30,000 poetry books into middle-school classrooms and create an online hub for teachers and students across the country.

Nov 01 2005

New York, November 1—A book of poems exploring New York City's poor, homeless, and disenfranchised has been named the year's most outstanding collection of poetry.

Sep 28 2005

New York, September 28, 2005 —The Academy of American Poets and The Nation magazine are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2005 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, a $25,000 award for the most outstanding book of poems published in the United States during 2004.

Sep 19 2005

September 19, 2005 — The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the recipients of three major awards for poetry, with a total of $130,000 bestowed upon the poets.

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