CFP: Poetry of Resistance

Call for Papers: Locating “Poetry of Resistance”: Poetry and the Politics of Space Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (4/12-15/18)   This panel examines the relationship between the contemporary poetry community’s call for “poetry of resistance” and the particular locations or spaces that such poems represent. Papers may examine how particular locations or spaces define the […]

CFP: Contemporary Lyric, Contemporary Public

Call for Papers: Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018 at the University of Louisville This critical panel or roundtable invites proposals from scholars working on radically contemporary poetry (published in 2015, 2016, and 2017) concerned with the ways in which the personal and the political spheres overlap. Poet, activist, and professor […]

Poetry Coalition Wins $200k from Ford

The Ford Foundation awarded Academy of American poetry a grant of $200,000 to support its Poetry Coalition efforts. The Academy of American Poets coordinates programs exploring Poetry & Migration that took place in 11 cities and nationwide, and reached 100,000 individuals. The Poetry Coalition’s founding members are: Academy of American Poets, New York, NY Asian […]

Poet’s Table on a Mountain Hike

Poet’s Table is a serene, scenic spot that is mostly unknown in the Black Hills of South Dakota.   Here are directions for poet-hikers who want to contemplate life from one of the high points of a gorgeous mountain trail: Start at Sylvan Lake Resort parking area. Take trailhead 4 for Black Elk Peak/Little Devil’s […]

PEN Poetry Series Publishes New Voices Weekly

Once a week, the PEN Poetry Series publishes work by emerging and established writers from coast to coast. The series is edited by Danniel Schoonebeek, along with a rotating group of guest editors. Subscribe to the PEN Poetry Series mailing list and have poems delivered to your email as soon as they’re published. Familiarize yourself with our submission guidelines. […]

Carolyn Forché Wins Poetry Award

The 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize recipient is Carolyn Forché,  author of books of poetry including Blue Hour, the Angel of History, The Country Between Us, the forthcoming In the Lateness of the World among others. Her many honors include a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a James Laughlin Award, and the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Forché […]

New Poet Laureate: Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith knows many readers are intimidated by line breaks. She knows people don’t like identifying consonance, assonance or alliteration. But Smith — the newly announced 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry of the United States — wants to help America push past that anxiety. The poet laureate is appointed by the librarian of […]