Sep 16 2014

2014 National Book Award Longlist in Poetry Announced

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

A Poet Remembers Journalist James Foley

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.
Jul 15 2014
example of Poets Electra

Our New Typeface: Poets Electra

Commercial Type partner Christian Schwartz, who customized a digital version of Electra for our website redesign, discusses the inspiration behind our new exclusive typeface, Poets Electra. 
Jul 01 2014

Where's My Notebook?

On the old, users could save their favorite poems as list of links that we called “notebooks.” With the new, we’ve improved this functionality. You can now save poems in their entirety to an anthology that is linked to your user account and can be shared via social media or by embedding it in a blog or web page. Saving a poem to an anthology is simple. From any poem page, click the options button in the upper left-hand corner of the poem. From the panel that slides out, click the plus button included in the set of icons at the bottom.