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FEB. 15 is the deadline our two annual translation prizes:
The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. This $1,000 award recognizes a published translation of poetry from any language into English. A noted translator chooses the winning book; this year’s judge is David Hinton.
Former Academy Chancellor, Robert Hass, and his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, discuss environmental activism and ecopoetics on the Forum radio program from northern California’s public radio station, KQED. Stream or download the broadcast.
To read a selection of nature poems or to learn more about nature writing and ecopoetics, check out our e-newsletter from last October. You also can read and listen to individual poems from Hass and Hillman on our site.
Take a look at Kevin Varrone discussing the historical and mythological role baseball played in his poetry book-turned-iPhone-app, BOX SCORE. Varrone participated in “Poetic Explorations,” a panel held at Poets Forum this past October in New York City.