Announcing the 2022 Shelley Memorial Award
Joyelle McSweeney has been named the winner of the 2022 Shelley Memorial Award. Established by the will of Mary P. Sears in 1930, The Shelley Memorial Award recognizes poetic genius and is bestowed upon one distinguished poet each year.
Selected by Rick Barot and Calvin Bedient.
Poems on Wheels
Poems delivered through Citymeals on Wheels
In partnership with Citymeals on Wheels our new program, Poems on Wheels delivers poems printed on keepsake cards with meal trays to individuals who are home-bound due to age, disability, or illness.
During this extraordinary moment in time, we asked writers, musicians, curators, and innovators to reflect on influence, memory, language, shared spaces, and the power of poetry to bring us together.
Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion® places poetry in the transit systems of cities throughout the country exposing it to millions of viewers every day. It was launched by MTA New York City Transit and the Poetry Society of America in 1992. It currently appears in Los Angeles, Nashville, Providence, San Francisco, and New York City.
Enjoy a Poem
Let there be new flowering
let there be new flowering
in the fields let the fields
turn mellow for the men
let the men keep tender
through the time let the time
be wrested from the war
let the war be won
let love be
at the end
"Let there be new flowering" from good woman: poems and a memoir 1969-1980 by Lucille Clifton. Copyright © 1987. Reprinted with the permission of BOA Editions, Ltd.