Academy of American Poets

Type: Organization
Name: Academy of American Poets
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

University professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

- 12:55amBY ALLANA AKHTARAssociate English Prof. Khaled Mattawa received the esteemed MacArthur Fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation Wednesday.Mattawa, a native of Libya who immigrated to the United States when he was a teenager, is a renowned translator ... [Published Michigan Daily - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Poetry Reading with Margaret Gibson

Join the Lyman Allyn Art Museum for a poetry reading by nationally acclaimed poet Margaret Gibson on Wednesday, October 22.As part of the programming for Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman , Gibson will read poems that have a special resonance with ... [Published New London Patch - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Eagle Pond Authors’ Series:  April Bernard

Free.April Bernard’s first book, Blackbird Bye Bye was chosen by Amy Clampitt as the winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. The judge commended the book for its utter lack of apology, saying: "The wit here is corrosive, ... [Published Laconia Citizen - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Weekly Poem: Charlotte Boulay reads ‘Oracular’

Listen to Charlotte Boulay read “Oracular” from her debut collection, “Foxes on the Trampoline.”OracularThe road is too hot to move. I’m stuck in the median,I slept too fast & then too slow.Sufi says, I’m not only bones & bones—who loves the saints in ... [Published PBS - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

PACKET PICKS: Sept. 5

Through Sept. 25Art show at MCCCThe Gallery at Mercer County Community College opens a new season with Pannaroma — MCCC.The exhibit features panoramic photographs by 18 photographers who used a specially designed 1x3 panoramic camera built by Thomas Roma, ... [Published Princeton Packet - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Poet Renee Emerson to sign copies of new collection on Sept. 6

Poet Renee Emerson will be signing copies of her new book on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Dogwood Books.She will be signing copies of her poetry collection “Keeping Me Still.”Emerson received her M.F.A. from Boston University, where she was awarded ... [Published RN-T.com - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

James Foley Death: Friend Writes Poem Elegy for Journalist Killed by Beheading

A friend has written a poem elegy for journalist James Foley.Foley, a 40-year-old freelancer, is believed to have been shown getting beheaded by terrorist group ISIS earlier this month.Daniel Johnson, who said that he cannot speak of Foley in the past ... [Published Epoch Times - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Mark Doty kicks off Calliope Poetry Reading Series

The Calliope Poetry Reading Series at West Falmouth Library, 575 West Falmouth Highway, will open its eighth season on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. with National Book Award- winning poet and Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets, Mark Doty, ... [Published Wicked Local Mashpee - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

2014 American Poets Prize Winners

The Academy of American Poets has revealed . The organization will give out more than $200,000 to poets in award money.Robert Hass has won the Wallace Stevens Award, an honor which recognizes “proven mastery in the art of poetry” and comes with a $100,000 ... [Published Media Bistro - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Poet wins lifetime award

Robert Hass , a Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday that Hass had been given the Wallace Stevens Award for outstanding and proven mastery. ... [Published Journal-Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

FACULTY AWARD: Smith receives Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Tracy K. Smith, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the 2014 Academy of American Poets Fellowship. ... [Published Princeton University Top Stories - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Prof. Claudia Rankine Interviewed in The New Yorker About Poetry and Ferguson

ByLaura Tiffany 6:19 pm August 22, 2014 Media Mention , FacultyClaudia Rankine, the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets , is interviewed in The New Yorker today about the intersection ... [Published Pomona College Web - Aug 23 2014]

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...The judge commended the book for its utter lack of apology, saying: "The wit here is corrosive, the ear faultless, the raised voice one to which we cannot but listen." Her other acclaimed books of poetry include: Romanticism, Swan Electric , and Psalms...
...broaden our nation's perspectives while also making the work of these talented writers and translators more available," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "This recommended award will go a long way in fostering a sense of empathy and understanding for how people from different countries and cultures connect with each other and live their lives."
According to Trias director and Assistant Professor of English Kathryn Cowles, "Chris Abani is one of the most deeply articulate, compelling people I have ever met. He has an extraordinary capacity to change the way people think about the world after meeting him just once or after reading one of his books."
"We are very excited for this year’s gathering and look forward to various literary and dramatic performances, cultural exhibitions, a creative writing workshop and critical panels" the conference organizers said in a press release

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University professor receives MacArthur Fellowship [Published Michigan Daily - 10 hours ago]
Poetry Reading with Margaret Gibson [Published New London Patch - Sep 15 2014]
Eagle Pond Authors’ Series:  April Bernard [Published Laconia Citizen - Sep 14 2014]
NYU’s Creative Writing Program’s Fall Reading S... [Published Noodls - Sep 12 2014]
Bringing A Bintel Brief back to life [Published Jewish Ledger - Sep 10 2014]
ASU author receives NEA Literature Translation ... [Published Arizona State University - Sep 09 2014]
Author Chris Abani Joins Trias Series [Published Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Sep 08 2014]
Weekly Poem: Charlotte Boulay reads ‘Oracular’ [Published PBS - Sep 08 2014]
Local aspiring Arab American writers encouraged... [Published The Arab American News - Sep 05 2014]
PACKET PICKS: Sept. 5 [Published Princeton Packet - Sep 05 2014]
Naomi Shihab Nye Hijacks Ferguson to Falsify Ga... [Published Camera - Sep 04 2014]
Poet Renee Emerson to sign copies of new collec... [Published RN-T.com - Sep 04 2014]
James Foley Death: Friend Writes Poem Elegy for... [Published Epoch Times - Sep 02 2014]
Between the Lines: Uncover the mystery of writi... [Published Sacramento Bee - Sep 02 2014]
Elegy for Jim Foley [Published Boston Globe - Sep 02 2014]
Mark Doty kicks off Calliope Poetry Reading Series [Published Wicked Local Mashpee - Aug 31 2014]
Clockhouse Writers’ Conference and Goddard Coll... [Published VTDigger.org - Aug 28 2014]
Rigoberto González Wins 2014 Lenore Marshall Po... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
2014 American Poets Prize Winners [Published Media Bistro - Aug 27 2014]
A (moving) play in a park: 'The Tempest' at Fra... [Published MinnPost - Aug 27 2014]
Robert Hass Wins $100K Poetry Prize [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Aug 27 2014]
Poet wins lifetime award [Published Journal-Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
FACULTY AWARD: Smith receives Academy of Americ... [Published Princeton University Top Stories - Aug 26 2014]
Prof. Claudia Rankine Interviewed in The New Yo... [Published Pomona College Web - Aug 23 2014]
UNM Press title wins 2014 WILLA Literary Award ... [Published Noodls - Aug 22 2014]
Blog Post: Poets on Poets: Nathan Cummings [Published Institute of Museum and Library Services - Aug 15 2014]
Blog Post: Poets on Poets: Michaela Coplen [Published Institute of Museum and Library Services - Aug 11 2014]
Lunch Poems: 2014 Student Reading [Published UC Television - YouTube - Jul 17 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]
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FACULTY AWARD: Smith receives Academy of Americ... [Published Princeton University Top Stories - Aug 26 2014]
Tracy K. Smith, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the 2014 Academy of American Poets Fellowship. ...
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 → ...
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