We were saddened to learn today that Galway Kinnell passed away on October 28, 2014. Kinnell served on our Board of Chancellors from 2001 to 2007 and in 2010 received the Wallace Stevens Award, given to recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry. His many poetry collections included The Book of Nightmares (1971), a book-length poem concerned with the Vietnam War; A New Selected Poems (2000), a finalist for the National Book Award; Selected Poems (1980), for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize an
Oct 29 2014
Oct 23 2014
This October 25th marks 100 years since the birth of the iconic poet John Berryman. To honor his centennial, here is a new essay on Berryman's legacy, "Henry at One Hundred" by David Wojahn. Also this month, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, who first published The Dream Songs, is publishing a new Berryman selected titled, The Heart Is Strange.
Oct 22 2014
The Academy of American Poets and the National Archives have teamed up to celebrate American Archives Month with We the Poets, a project in which poets wrote poems inspired by holdings, such as photographs and historical documents, in the National Archives.
Oct 20 2014
Our eighth annual Poets Forum, held on October 16 to 18 in New York City, was an amazing success.