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The countdown to AWP begins!Make sure to stop by our booth (#1010); we can’t wait to show you the new Academy of American Poets. And don’t miss our two events:Fri, 2/28, 3pm: book signing at our booth by Chris Hosea, whose debut collection, “Put Your Hands In,” was selected by John Ashbery to receive the 2013 Walt Whitman Award, and National Student Poet, Nathan Cummings.Sat, 3/1, 8:30 pm: reading by award-winning poets Jane Hirshfield and Sharon Olds. Ballroom E, WA State Convention Center, Level 6.

The countdown to AWP begins!

Make sure to stop by our booth (#1010); we can’t wait to show you the new Academy of American Poets. And don’t miss our two events:

Fri, 2/28, 3pm: book signing at our booth by Chris Hosea, whose debut collection, “Put Your Hands In,” was selected by John Ashbery to receive the 2013 Walt Whitman Award, and National Student Poet, Nathan Cummings.

Sat, 3/1, 8:30 pm: reading by award-winning poets Jane Hirshfield and Sharon Olds. Ballroom E, WA State Convention Center, Level 6.

The New Yorker covers Carolyn Forché’s new anthology, The Poetry of Witness: The English Tradition, 1500-2001http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/02/poetry-in-extremis.html

And in case you missed it, click to watch Forché’s Blaney Lecture on the same subject—”Poetry as Witness”—delivered at last year’s Poets Forum.