Brooklyn Book Festival

The PSA Poets Laureate event at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 21 drew a large, receptive audience snugly assembled on the steps of Borough Hall. The following pictures by Lawrence Schwartzwald (who will soon be featured in Poetry Magazinewith a portfolio of his work) convey the sweet and celebratory air of the event. Rita Dove, former U.S.Poet Laureate, Marie Howe, current State Poet for New York, Tina Chang, Poet Laureate of Broolyn, and Ramya Ramana, New York City Youth Poet Laureate are pictured below on stage. Read Full Post

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The Cartoons of Poetry

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POETRY IN MOTION SPRINGFEST

POETRY IN MOTION SPRINGFEST
A Two-Day Festival of Poetry, April 26-27, 2014
Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal


On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, in celebration of National Poetry Month, MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design presents Poetry in Motion Springfest, in partnership with the Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization. The program was inspired by New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe, Arts for Transit's de facto Poet in Residence, who is dedicated to bringing poetry to everyone in the metropolitan area. Read Full Post

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Spring Benefit Dinner

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Announcing the 2014 Frost Medalist, Gerald Stern

The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Gerald Stern is the 2014 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 Robert Bly, who was the 2013 recipient.

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