Academy of American Poets

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Name: Academy of American Poets
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Carolyn Forché at the Witliff Collections

Carolyn Forché  is the author of four poetry collections. Her first,  Gathering The Tribes , won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977 she received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked ... [Published Hays Free Press - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Poetry in the Heights: Free Events at Heights Neighborhood Library, Aug. 2 & Sept. 6

What do a Latin teacher, a B-boy, festival organizers, a digital librarian and a carpenter have in common?They're all excellent poets and they're all reading their poetry for the Public Poetry Summer Series! Hosted by the non-profit organization Public ... [Published Atascocita Observer - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Kirby Wright, a Hawaiian Writer, Muriwai's Resident Scholar

Hawaiian writer KIRBY WRIGHT will be the November 2014 Earthskin Resident Scholar at the Muriwai Creative Retreat. During his visit, Wright will be working on a play set in 18th Century Hawaii during the arrival of Captain James Cook. While in New Zealand, ... [Published The Big Idea - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Lunch Poems: 2014 Student Reading

<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mIOlFgqNtM&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Lunch Poems: 2014 Student Reading Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) The annual student reading includes winners ... [Published UC Television - YouTube - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Nightsun writers conference details announced

—FROSTBURG — The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing has opportunities available for participation in its annual Nightsun Writers Conference from July 24 through July 27.The conference will feature workshops with Brenda Clough (sci-fi, ... [Published Cumberland Times-News - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Letters to the Editor for July 11, 2014

Tax fantasyPlum Creek, and some who support its request to have the Alachua County Commission rezone thousands of acres of wet forest so they can sell land to developers to build a new city between Gainesville and Hawthorne, are trying to convince us ... [Published Gainesville Sun - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Governor and Mrs. Malloy Host Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Event

-5 pm, Governor and Mrs. Dannel P. Malloy will host a celebration of Hill-Stead’s renowned festival at their home in support of the museum’s poetry programs, which serve students and adults throughout the state. Former Connecticut Poet Laureate Marilyn ... [Published Norwalk Hour - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 14 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 1 reports

Our New Poet Laureate

On Thursday, the James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, announced the appointment of Charles Wright as the new Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry: Charles Wright is a master of the meditative, image-driven lyric. For almost 50 years his ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 14 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Who Is Charles Wright, the New Poet Laureate?

MoreMeet the Former Factory Worker Who Just Won a $100,000 Poetry Prize Actress Sells Book of Poetry About Dead Actresses The Library of Congress announced today that Charles Wright will be the next Poet Laureate, kicking off his tenure with a ... [Published TIME.com - Jun 12 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

The Academy of American Poets Writes to Jay-Z

June 4, 2014   Dear Jay-Z,   Your recent, publicly expressed wish for your work to be considered poetry has been brought to the attention of the Academy.   While somewhat perplexed that your desire to call yourself a poet… Continue reading → ... [Published KR Blog - Jun 05 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

For National Poetry Month, Five Teen Poet Ambassadors Will Present their Works Across the Country

First Lady Michelle Obama with the National Student Poets award winners in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Sept. 20, 2013./This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or ... [Published School Library Journal - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

38 Gifted Poets on Twitter

April marks the 18th annual National Poetry Month, a 30-day celebration of poets and poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Every year, schools, organizations and individuals take advantage of this time to create a dialogue ... [Published Mashable! - Mar 31 2014]

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..."The Kingsley Tufts Award is one of the most prestigious prizes a poet can win, and I'm delighted to see it go to Afaa," Twichell said. "His father was a sharecropper. After serving for two years in the Army, he toiled for 15 years in factories, writing poems all the while. When he learned that he'd won a National Endowment Fellowship, he quit his job and attended Brown University on a full scholarship. He essentially invented himself from whole cloth as a poet. It's truly remarkable." Harvey's poetry and prose have appeared in jubilat, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Rattle, The Volta, and elsewhere...

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Carolyn Forché at the Witliff Collections [Published Hays Free Press - 17 hours ago]
Carolyn Forché at the Katherine Anne Porter Lit... [Published Hays Free Press - 17 hours ago]
Poetry in the Heights: Free Events at Heights N... [Published Atascocita Observer - Jul 31 2014]
Kirby Wright, a Hawaiian Writer, Muriwai's Resi... [Published The Big Idea - Jul 18 2014]
Lunch Poems: 2014 Student Reading [Published UC Television - YouTube - Jul 17 2014]
Nightsun writers conference details announced [Published Cumberland Times-News - Jul 17 2014]
Letters to the Editor for July 11, 2014 [Published Gainesville Sun - Jul 11 2014]
CINTAS Foundation Announce 2014-15 50th Jubilee... [Published Live-PR.com - Jun 26 2014]
Governor and Mrs. Malloy Host Sunken Garden Poe... [Published Norwalk Hour - Jun 25 2014]
Our New Poet Laureate [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 14 2014]
Who Is Charles Wright, the New Poet Laureate? [Published TIME.com - Jun 12 2014]
The Academy of American Poets Writes to Jay-Z [Published KR Blog - Jun 05 2014]
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet shares experiences ... [Published Pennington Post - Apr 25 2014]
For National Poetry Month, Five Teen Poet Ambas... [Published School Library Journal - Apr 04 2014]
38 Gifted Poets on Twitter [Published Mashable! - Mar 31 2014]
Afaa Michael Weaver Wins Claremont Graduate Uni... [Published PRWeb - Mar 12 2014]
Ekberg, Willson named 2014 Island Treasures [Published Bainbridge Island Review - Feb 03 2014]
City Council Approves Seattle's Bid to Become a... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jan 27 2014]
Seattle City Council to Vote on Endorsing Seatt... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jan 27 2014]
Crossing the Border: Rediscovering Identity in ... [Published PRWeb - Jan 13 2014]
John D. Evans Blazes New Trails in Old Fairy Tales [Published PRWeb - Jan 09 2014]
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Lunch Poems: 2014 Student Reading [Published UC Television - YouTube - Jul 17 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mIOlFgqNtM&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Lunch Poems: 2014 Student Reading Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) The annual student reading includes winners ...
Our New Poet Laureate [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 14 2014]
On Thursday, the James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, announced the appointment of Charles Wright as the new Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry: Charles Wright is a master of the meditative, image-driven lyric. For almost 50 years his ...
Who Is Charles Wright, the New Poet Laureate? [Published TIME.com - Jun 12 2014]
MoreMeet the Former Factory Worker Who Just Won a $100,000 Poetry Prize Actress Sells Book of Poetry About Dead Actresses The Library of Congress announced today that Charles Wright will be the next Poet Laureate, kicking off his tenure with a ...
The Academy of American Poets Writes to Jay-Z [Published KR Blog - Jun 05 2014]
June 4, 2014   Dear Jay-Z,   Your recent, publicly expressed wish for your work to be considered poetry has been brought to the attention of the Academy.   While somewhat perplexed that your desire to call yourself a poet… Continue reading → ...
38 Gifted Poets on Twitter [Published Mashable! - Mar 31 2014]
April marks the 18th annual National Poetry Month, a 30-day celebration of poets and poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Every year, schools, organizations and individuals take advantage of this time to create a dialogue ...
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