Press Center

Media Contact: Jennifer Benka
Executive Director
[email protected], (212) 274-0343

Mar 30 2010

Publication of first book, $5,000 cash prize,
residency at the Vermont Studio Center

Jan 11 2010

New York, January 11—Tree Swenson, Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets, announced that Naomi Shihab Nye and Marie Ponsot have been elected to the Board of Chancellors, the Academy's advisory board of distinguished poets.

They were elected by current Academy Chancellors Frank Bidart, Victor Hernández Cruz, Rita Dove, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Edward Hirsch, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gary Snyder, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and C. K. Williams.

Oct 02 2009

New York, October 1—The Academy of American Poets announced today that Linda Gregg's All of It Singing (Graywolf Press) was chosen by poets Dorianne Laux, J. D. McClatchy, and James Richardson to receive the 2009 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, which awards $25,000 to the most outstanding book of poetry published in the previous year.

About Gregg's winning book, judge James Richardson remarked: