Quite wonderful news from the American Academy of Poets …
……It is difficult
to get the news from poems
…..yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there.
—William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), Latino-American Poet
If you are of an age, you remember a time when newspapers and magazines, local and regional, regularly served up poetry and fiction, which was then read and enjoyed by masses of people. Many of the old iconic poets and writers you enjoy today began publishing that way. Now the Academy of American Poets is partnering with news syndicate King Features to bring its Poem a Day program (currently distributed by email subscription) to newspapers, websites and magazines.
In her announcement yesterday Academy of American Poets Executive Director, Jennifer Benka, said:
“It’s been a generation since new poems have been available to daily news readers. We’re thrilled to help renew this tradition, which will bring greater…
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