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Poet Tammi Truax looks over her recent work, as her pug

Weekly poems elevate New Hampshire city's virus newsletters

Aug. 6, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Valerie Rochon is eager to read her email every Monday morning, even when it makes her cry. In addition to the endless Zoom meeting invitations, each week brings a new poem tucked into otherwise matter-of-fact messages about the coronavirus pandemic from the Portsmouth city manager....

This combination of photos released by the National Student Poets Program shows, from left, Madelyn Dietz, Manasi Garg, Isabella Ramirez, Ethan Wang and Anthony Wiles who have been named finalists in the Class of 2020 National Student Poets Program. Each receives a $5,000 cash award. (National Student Poets Program via AP)

Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

Aug. 5, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets. A partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the student poet program...

Arts organizations establish 'Literary Arts Emergency Fund'

Jul. 17, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, three major literary arts nonprofits have teamed to administer $3.5 million for organizations struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Along with the Mellon foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazines...

Most board members resign from thriller writers association

Jun. 23, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight of 10 board members and the executive director have resigned from International Thriller Writers, a professional association which has faced widespread criticism for its responses to the Black Lives Matters protests and an author's allegations she was harassed during a writers...

Asturias award honors Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson

Jun. 18, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Canadian essayist and poet Anne Carson, author of the 1986 non-fiction book “Eros the Bittersweet,” will be honored this year with one of Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Awards. The jury of the literature award — one of the eight handed out annually by a...