2018 POEM A DAY, Guest editors…

EMILY POLSON12-14-17 The Poem-a-Day series will be guest-edited by twelve contemporary poets in 2018, the Academy of American Poets announced on December 12. Each will curate a month of the free daily poetry subscription. The announcement on Poets.org states that the decision to appoint guest editors aims to broaden the scope of the publication. The new […]

Poetry Jobs in 2018

What is rarer than a good poem is a good job for a poet.  Here are some openings for American poets in 2018. Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Languages & Literature with specialization in American poetry to begin in August 2018. read more Cal Performances, based […]

Lenore Marshall, $25,000 poetry prize

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, administered by the Academy of American Poets, will award $25,000 to the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in 2017.  Publishers may submit as many poetry titles as they wish. The publisher should send four copies of each book to the Academy of American Poets. A $75 entry fee and entry […]

Cynthia Dewi Oka, a quotable poet

Here is a darling snippet from the poem “BECAUSE I COME FROM A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE”   “really a poem cannot save anyone’s life, especially your own if you are honest”   Click here to read the rest of this poem: http://aprweb.org/poems/because-i-come-from-a-lack-of-knowledge     Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Salvage: Poems (Northwestern University Press, […]

Christmas Poem: The Three Kings

 HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Three Kings came riding from far away, Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar; Three Wise Men out of the East were they, And they travelled by night and they slept by day, For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star. The star was so beautiful, large and clear, That all the other stars […]