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BIG NEWS! Walt Whitman Award winners will now be published by Graywolf Press and receive an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy. Submissions open September 1, and poet Tracy K. Smith will judge.
The Academy of American Poets Summer Series in NYC continues on the beautiful and historic Governors Island TOMORROW at 4 p.m with Poets Lynn Melnick, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Danniel Schoonebeek as part of the New York City Poetry Festival. Please join us!