Announcing the 2016 Shelley Memorial Award, Sonia Sanchez

The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Sonia Sanchez is the 2016 recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award, presented annually to a living American poet selected with reference to his or her genius by a jury of poets. This year's judges were Fred Moten appointed by the president of the University of California, and D. A. Powell, appointed by the Poetry Society of America. Read Full Post

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Kimiko Hahn elected President of the Poetry Society of America

The Poetry Society of America (PSA) is pleased to announce that Kimiko Hahn, who has served on the PSA's Board of Governors since 2007, has been elected the new President, succeeding, Ruth Kaplan, who held the position since 2007. Read Full Post

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Announcing the 2016 Frost Medalist, Grace Schulman

The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Grace Schulman is the 2016 recipient of the organization's highest award, the Frost Medal, presented annually for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. Previous winners of this award include Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Lucille Clifton, Charles Simic, Marilyn Nelson, and Kamau Brathwaite, the 2015 recipient. Read Full Post

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Announcing the 2015 Shelley Memorial Award, D. A. Powell

The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that D. A. Powell is the 2015 recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award, presented annually to a living American poet selected with reference to his or her genius by a jury of poets. This year's judges were Henri Cole, appointed by the President of Radcliffe, Ronaldo V. Wilson, appointed by the president of the University of California, and Carolyn Forché, appointed by the Poetry Society of America. Read Full Post

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Announcing the 2015 Frost Medalist, Kamau Brathwaite

Kamau Brathwaite was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, in 1930. He studied at Harrison College in Barbados, graduated with honors from Pembroke College, Cambridge, England, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex. He is the author of numerous books of poetry include Elegguas (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), Born to Slow Horses (2005), Ancestors (New Directions, 2001), Words Need Love Too (2000), Black + Blues (1995), Roots (1993), and Trenchtown Rock (1993), among others. He has taught at Harvard University, and New York University, the University of the West Indies, as well as serving in Ghana's Ministry of Education. Read Full Post

 

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