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Aug 30

Advice to young poets from Carl Phillips
To see more postcards from our 2012 Poets Via Post program, visit poets.org.

Advice to young poets from Carl Phillips

To see more postcards from our 2012 Poets Via Post program, visit poets.org.

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Aug 28

#tbt: Walt Whitman Award book cover for Judy Jordan’s 1999 Carolina Ghost Woods.
Submissions for 2015 the Walt Whitman Award accepted September 1-November 1. Tracy K. Smith to judge. And don’t miss two exciting changes to the award, making it the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the U.S.

#tbt: Walt Whitman Award book cover for Judy Jordan’s 1999 Carolina Ghost Woods.

Submissions for 2015 the Walt Whitman Award accepted September 1-November 1. Tracy K. Smith to judge. And don’t miss two exciting changes to the award, making it the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the U.S.

Aug 26

“Verbless poetry: Poems without verbs…the verbless poem can create a static quality, a sense of the arrested moment…” — Edward Hirsch on this week’s poetic term.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 American Poets Prizes! 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 American Poets Prizes

Aug 25

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There’s only one week left to save 20% on tickets to Poets Forum in New York City, October 16-18. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the most celebrated poets in the United States.

There’s only one week left to save 20% on tickets to Poets Forum in New York City, October 16-18. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the most celebrated poets in the United States.

Aug 23

Advice to young poets from Eloise Klein Healy.
To see more postcards from our 2012 Poets Via Post program, visit poets.org.

Advice to young poets from Eloise Klein Healy.

To see more postcards from our 2012 Poets Via Post program, visit poets.org.

Aug 22

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Aug 21

#tbt: Walt Whitman Award book cover for April Bernard’s 1988 Blackbird Bye Bye.
Submissions for 2015 the Walt Whitman Award accepted September 1-November 1. Tracy K. Smith to judge. And don’t miss two exciting changes to the award, making it the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the U.S.

#tbt: Walt Whitman Award book cover for April Bernard’s 1988 Blackbird Bye Bye.

Submissions for 2015 the Walt Whitman Award accepted September 1-November 1. Tracy K. Smith to judge. And don’t miss two exciting changes to the award, making it the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the U.S.

Aug 19

“stanza: The natural unit of the lyric: a group or sequence of lines arranged in a pattern…The word stanza means ‘room’ in Italian— ’a station,’ ‘a stopping place’—and each stanza in a poem is like a room in a house, a lyric dwelling place.” — Edward Hirsch on this week’s poetic term: Stanza.