Happy National Poetry Day to our friends in the United Kingdom. In celebration of the event, we will tweet popular poems by U.K. poets on @Poetsorg. Join our friends across the pond by tweeting your favorite U.K. poems with the hashtag #thinkofapoem.
Oct 01 2014
Sep 30 2014
There's only one month left to submit your manuscript to our Walt Whitman Award. The winner receives $5,000, publication of his or her manuscript by the award-winning Graywolf Press, an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and a trip to New York City to attend the American Poets Prizes Ceremony.
Sep 16 2014
Today the National Book Foundation announced its longlist in poetry. The ten contenders for the award include this year’s James Laughlin Award winner A Several World (Nightboat Books) by Brian Blanchfield, as well as Gabriel: A Poem (Alfred A. Knopf) by Edward Hirsch and Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press) by Claudia Rankine, who along with Hirsch currently serves on our Board of Chancellors.
Sep 02 2014
Daniel Johnson's poem "In the Absence of Sparrows,” written for his friend—the journalist James Foley—was featured in Poem-a-Day on September 3, 2014.