Inaugural Four Quartets Prize Finalists Announced

The T. S. Eliot Foundation and the Poetry Society of America are pleased to announce the three finalists for the inaugural Four Quartets Prize, which is to be awarded to a unified and complete sequence of poems published in America in a print or online journal, chapbook, or book in 2016 and/or 2017. Read Full Post

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Announcing the 2018 Frost Medalist, Ron Padgett

The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Ron Padgett is the 2018 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, Adrienne Rich, Barbara Guest, Lucille Clifton, Michael S. Harper, Marilyn Nelson, and Susan Howe. Read Full Post

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Announcing the 2017 William Carlos Williams Award Winner, Monica Youn's Blackacre

  

The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Monica Youn's collection of poetry Blackacre (Graywolf, 2016), is the recipient of the 2017 William Carlos Williams Award for a book of poetry published by a small press, non-profit, or university press in a standard edition.  Continue Reading Post

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Announcing the 2017 Frost Medalist, Susan Howe

The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Susan Howe is the 2017 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, Adrienne Rich, Barbara Guest, Lucille Clifton, Charles Simic, Michael S. Harper, and Marilyn Nelson. Read Full Post

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The Poetry Society of America's Annual Spring Benefit

On Tuesday, May 24th, old friends and new gathered at the New York Botanical Garden to raise a glass to celebrate and honor Billy Collins and Laura Baudo Sillerman.

From the magnificent show Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas, to "Cloud-Ruffled Collins" cocktails in the fragrant conservatory, to dinner with the legendary Garrison Keillor, and tributes from Robert Sillerman and Laurie David, it was an evening to remember. Continue Reading Post

 

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