Table of Contents, Fall-Winter 2018

American Poets, Fall-Winter 2018 Letter
Carrying Our Founder’s Torch
by Jennifer Benka

Dear Poet: Fostering a Lifelong Engagement with Poetry
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The American Poets Prizes
Announcing this year’s winners of our award series, featuring poems by the prizewinners.
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Inaugural Ambroggio Prize Winner Raquel Salas Rivera and Chancellor Alberto Ríos

The T. S. Eliot Foundation: A New Partner for the Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Flexing the Form: Contemporary Innovation in the Sestina
by Sandra Beasley

Selected poems from new books by Anselm Berrigan, Tiana Clark, Laura Da’, Blas Falconer, J. Michael Martinez, Eileen Myles, Max Ritvo, Natasha Trethewey, and Emily Jungmin Yoon.
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Assuming the Mask: Persona and Identity in Ai’s Poetry
by Major Jackson
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From the Archive
Ai’s Lamont Poetry Selection Letter
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Books Noted
by Maya Phillips
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from “Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues”
by Joy Harjo
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