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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.

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.

Summer in NYC is all about the poetry. LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Justin Marks, and Bianca Stone close out our 2014 Summer Reading Series on August 5 at New York Public Library.

Summer in NYC is all about the poetry. LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Justin Marks, and Bianca Stone close out our 2014 Summer Reading Series on August 5 at New York Public Library.

Have you seen the Poets Forum lineup yet? Over 30 celebrated poets are coming to NYC Oct. 16-18.

Have you seen the Poets Forum lineup yet? Over 30 celebrated poets are coming to NYC Oct. 16-18.

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!

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!

One of the new features on Poets.org is our series of collections—select essays, poems, videos, audio, and other texts—organized around a central theme. This month we look at Poetry & Sports. 

One of the new features on Poets.org is our series of collections—select essays, poems, videos, audio, and other texts—organized around a central theme. This month we look at Poetry & Sports. 

From the video vault. Happy brunching.

The Academy of American Poets Summer Series continues on the beautiful and historic Governors Island on Saturday, July 26 at 4 p.m. Poets Lynn Melnick, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Danniel Schoonebeek will share their poems on stage at the New York City Poetry Festival. The event is free, and so is the ferry, so bring a blanket and be a part of this poetry filled afternoon!

The Academy of American Poets Summer Series continues on the beautiful and historic Governors Island on Saturday, July 26 at 4 p.m. Poets Lynn Melnick, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Danniel Schoonebeek will share their poems on stage at the New York City Poetry Festival. The event is free, and so is the ferry, so bring a blanket and be a part of this poetry filled afternoon!

The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues TOMORROW, July 15, at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare will be sharing poems from the New York Public Library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues TOMORROW, July 15, at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare will be sharing poems from the New York Public Library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues on July 15 at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare come together at The New York Public Library to share poems from the library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues on July 15 at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare come together at The New York Public Library to share poems from the library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

Our friends at redpoppyart are hosting a Neruda celebration this Thursday, 7/10, in San Francisco. Check it out!

Our friends at redpoppyart are hosting a Neruda celebration this Thursday, 7/10, in San Francisco. Check it out!