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.
Jun 12 2014

Charles Wright Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Academy Chancellor Emeritus Charles Wright, who was appointed today as the twentieth United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2014–2015 by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. Wright, 78, succeeds Natasha Trethewey, who served two one-year terms.
Apr 29 2014

Welcome to the new

After a year’s worth of work, we’re happy to introduce the new, the most popular publicly-funded poetry website, with tens of millions of visits each year.We hope you’ll take a moment to explore the poems, essays, videos, and other content we’ve featured on the homepage, and, make yourself at home.Please know that over the next few months, we will continue working on the site.