'Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016' by Frank Bidart

Half-light is a stunningly vital volume, each poem, whether new or one widely read by many for years, glints and holds its sharpness. Any reader of American poetry will be able to return to this tome, like a well, and, for at least a few moments, find a deep abiding sense of being understood, of not being the only one who is broken…. read more

Jennifer Benka Named the Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets

What’s new in literature in the LGBT community? On June 11, 2012,  Jennifer Benka, was announced as the new Executive Director for the Academy of American Poets after years of dedication to varies sectors in nonprofit organizations. Alongside her many achievements working with nonprofit organizations, Benka has written two collections of poetry, Pinko and A… read more

5th Annual Poets Forum - Oct. 20-22

The 5th Annual Poets Forum, hosted by the Academy of American Poets, kicks off tonight with its Chancellors Reading at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Among the Chancellors participating are queer greats Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, recent National Book Award Finalist Carl Phillips, and Kay Ryan, who–having recently received both a Pulitzer Prize… read more