Inaugural Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships Announced

The Academy of American Poets has announced the recipients of its inaugural fellowships,awarding 13 poets laureate across the U.S. with a combined $1,050,000 in recognition of their literary merit and to support civic programs. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships Announced

The Academy of American Poets has announced its 2020 Poets Laureate Fellows. The 23 fellowships are intended to help the poets lead civic poetry programs in their communities over the next year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Everyone wants a place where they feel safe,’ says Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

She says our global community is at a dire environmental moment in our collective history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Native American writer Joy Harjo is the next U.S. Poet Laureate

A member of the Muscogee Nation, Harjo has authored eight collections of poetry. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-06-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Naomi Shihab Nye is first Arab American author named Young People's Poet Laureate

Naomi Shihab Nye has become the first Arab American author to be named the Young People's Poet Laureate. Nye, a Palestinian American writer and longtime fixture of the San Antonio literary scene, is the seventh poet to be named to the post by the Poetry Foundation. Foundation Director Katherine... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Naomi Shihab Nye is first Arab American author named Young People's Poet Laureate

Naomi Shihab Nye has become the first Arab American author to be named the Young People's Poet Laureate. Nye, a Palestinian American writer and longtime fixture of the San Antonio literary scene, is the seventh poet to be named to the post by the Poetry Foundation. Foundation Director... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-13 19:30:00 UTC ]
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PRH UK to publish four from inauguration poet Amanda Gorman

Penguin Random House UK is to publish four books from Amanda Gorman, the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history, including a special edition of “The Hill We Climb” which she read at Joe Biden's inauguration. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-08 03:19:06 UTC ]
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L.A.'s poet laureate isn't mincing words: 'The world's on fire. We're just trying to survive.'

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis joins the L.A. Times Book Club Sept. 24 for Black Poets in a Time of Unrest, an evening of discussion and poetry performances. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-17 20:34:53 UTC ]
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The Poet Laureate and Her Mother

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and former poet laureate Natasha Trethewey’s memoir tells a tragic and inspiring story that shaped her life and work. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Oscar nominations announced, Academy still LOVES white dudes.

Sooo. People are pissed—rightly so, I think—about the particularly white, particularly male slate of nominations for this year’s Academy Awards.* For example, in a year with movies like Little Women (directed by Greta Gerwig), The Farewell (directed by Lulu Wang), and Hustlers (directed by... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-13 15:46:10 UTC ]
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Ten year library tour for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will embark on a ten-year tour of libraries across the UK, starting in 2020.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 08:57:35 UTC ]
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Eloise Williams selected as inaugural Children's Laureate Wales

Eloise Williams, author of Gaslight (Firefly), has been named the first-ever Children’s Laureate Wales. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-17 19:39:46 UTC ]
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Nominees Announced for $50,000 “American Nobel”

News and Events WLT From left to right: Top: Emmanuel Carrère, Jorie Graham, Jessica Hagedorn. Middle: Eduardo Halfón, Ismail Kadare, Sahar Khalifeh. Bottom: Abdellatif Laâbi, Lee Maracle, Hoa Nguyen. World Literature Today, the University of... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2019-07-19 14:45:14 UTC ]
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New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more

The city's newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, which will also include more than 20 exhibitors from L.A. and other cities on the West Coast. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-07-15 19:02:44 UTC ]
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During BookExpo: BookBrunch Announces American ‘Selfies’ Awards

Even as the London Book Fair brings its CAMEO Awards this week to BookExpo, BookBrunch does the same with its Selfies Awards for self-publishing authors. The post During BookExpo: BookBrunch Announces American ‘Selfies’ Awards appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-30 05:30:49 UTC ]
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Searls Wins Wolff Translator’s Prize; UK’s Women’s Poets Announce Swift Book

Translator Damion Searls has received the US$10,000 Wolff Translator's Prize, and the Women Poet's Prize announces a collection of Rebecca Swift's work. The post Searls Wins Wolff Translator’s Prize; UK’s Women’s Poets Announce Swift Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-24 05:31:10 UTC ]
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Simon Armitage appointed new UK Poet Laureate

Simon Armitage is replacing Dame Carol Ann Duffy as Poet Laureate, the government has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W.S. Merwin, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Has Died at 91

W.S. Merwin, who served as the 17th Poet Laureate of the United States, won two Pulitzer Prizes, and was widely admired by readers and peers, has died. He was 91 years old. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NEA Announces $27M in Grants, Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its first round of grants for the fiscal year 2019, issuing more than $27 million in the form of nearly 1,150 grants and 35 Creative Writing Fellowships in poetry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bologna Announces 2019 Themes: Women, African-American Culture, Handwriting

With programming on African-American culture, women’s achievement, and a resurgence of handwriting, Bologna Book Fair plans an ambitious first look at its physical renovations, too. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson A New 33,000 Square Meters Added n its 56th edition, the... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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