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MoMA Commissions 10 Works From Top Poets for Jacob Lawrence Exhibition (2015-03-26): The New York Museum of Modern Art has asked ten top poets to write poems inspired by the Jacob Lawrence exhibit. The poems will be read at an event on May 1st.
U.S. Postal Service Honors Maya Angelou With Forever Stamp (2015-03-06): The U.S. Postal Service is honoring writer Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine is Dead at 87 (2015-02-15): Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine has died of cancer at the age of 87. The Pulitzer Prize winning poet helped shine a light on the plight of the American factory worker.
ISIS Ransacking Libraries in Iraq, Destroying Priceless Literary Treasures (2015-02-05): ISIS is ransacking libraries, museums and universities in Northern Iraq. All non-Islamic texts are being burned as being blasphemous. The damage is devastating.
National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists (2015-01-20): The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for the best books of 2014. Toni Morrison will receive a Lifetime Achievement award.
David Harsent Wins 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry (2015-01-16): David Harsent has won the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for his new collection, Fire Songs.
Patricia Smith Wins Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry (2015-01-07): Patricia Smith has won the 2014 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for her book, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah.
Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Mark Strand Dead at 80 (2014-11-30): Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mark Strand has died of cancer at the age of 80. He is a former U.S. Poet Laureate.
Charles Wright Named U.S. Poet Laureate (2014-06-22): Charles Wright has been appointed U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress.
Ohio May Get Its First Poet Laureate (2014-06-09): Ohio may get its first official Poet Laureate if a proposed bill passes the Ohio House. The Senate has already approved it.
Poet, Author and Activist Maya Angelou Dead at 86 (2014-05-28): Poet, author and activist Maya Angelous is dead at age 86.
Former UK Poet Laureate Launches Site to Archive Recordings of Poetry (2014-05-25): Former UK Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion has launched a site to preserve audio recordings of poetry read by the poets, as well as celebrity readings of selected poems.
Natasha Trethewey Presents Final Lecture as U.S. Poet Laureate (2014-05-18): Natasha Trethewey has delivered her final lectures as U.S. Poet Laureate.
Alexander Stinton Wins 2014 Sophie Kerr Prize (2014-05-16): Alexander Stinton is the winner of the 2014 Sophie Kerr Prize which is awarded by Washington College.
University of Sheffield Unveils World's First Air-Cleansing Poem (2014-05-15): University of Sheffield unveils world's first air-cleansing poem. The poem is printed on a giant poster coated with microscopic pollution-eating particles of titanium oxide.
Winner of the 2014 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism Announced (2014-05-08): The University of California Press is the winner of the 2014 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism
Edgar Allan Poe House Reopens in Baltimore (2014-05-06): The Edgar Allan Poe House has reopened in Baltimore. It will be open on weekends starting May 24.
Nathaniel Mackey Wins 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize (2014-05-06): Nathaniel Mackey has won the 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Claudia Rankine Wins 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize (2014-04-25): Claudia Rankine is the winner of the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize. The award carries a $50,000 prize.
Boston Getting Life Size Bronze Sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe (2014-04-16): Boston is getting an amazing life size bronze sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe. Stephen King and wife Tabitha helped fund the project.