The William Meredith Foundation is Proud to Announce the First of Two Awards in Translation Given to the Russian Writer Ruzana Vladimirovna Pskhu

The William Meredith Foundation is Proud to Announce the First of Two Awards in Translation Given to the Russian Writer Ruzana Vladimirovna Pskhu

This award celebrates the life of Valentine Krustev who was born on April 25 and who, before his recent death, was a great help and support to William Meredith and the foundation. A second award will be presented to the Belgian poet Tom Veys for PANDEMIE, a translation into Dutch of the poet Richard Harteis. PANDEMIE will be published in June, 2021. Both books will be recognized at the Bulgarian embassy this fall which has become a home for publications by the William Meredith Foundation. - April 27, 2021

William Meredith Foundation Announces the 2021 Award in Poetry Given to Robert Earl Price

William Meredith Foundation Announces the 2021 Award in Poetry Given to Robert Earl Price

Available for sale at this link: https://snakenationbooks.store/product/blood-flow, and good internet bookstores. - January 09, 2021

The William Meredith Foundation and Poets-choice.com Are Pleased to Announce the Publication of SOMETIMES SAY MY NAME, Prose Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

The William Meredith Foundation and Poets-choice.com Are Pleased to Announce the Publication of SOMETIMES SAY MY NAME, Prose Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

Master poet Herbert Woodward Martin imagines the life of Willie Short, a young African American service worker who contracts AIDS and deals with the physical and spiritual ramifications of his illness. We watch the deterioration of his body and the final spiritual triumph as he faces death and the unknown. It is a remarkable achievement of the imagination as Martin traces the life of one who mattered for his courage facing a fate that awaits us all. - December 12, 2020

Poet and Poets' Choice Director Richard Harteis is Pleased to Announce the Publication of "Plague Poems: 2020 Vision"

These new works reflect on life since the pandemic began with allusions to Albert Camus’ philosophy and his indictment of the fascism of WWII, a plague which seems to have raised its ugly head in our own time. The collection is augmented with stunning, shamanistic paintings by Rita Dawley as well as beautiful floral images by the Chinese artist Yujuan Zhai (Juner Patnode) symbols of peace and hope.  - June 01, 2020

The William Meredith Foundation is Proud to Announce the 2020 Award in Poetry Given to Washington, D.C. Lee Woodman for MINDSCAPES

The William Meredith Foundation is Proud to Announce the 2020 Award in Poetry Given to Washington, D.C. Lee Woodman for MINDSCAPES

The William Meredith Foundation is proud to announce the ninth William Meredith Award in Poetry given to Washington, D.C. poet, Lee Woodman. Maryland Poet Laureate, Grace Cavalieri has said of MINDSCAPES, "This award-winning poetry announces a bright new literary light among us." The collection includes fourteen stunning paintings by Connecticut landscape artist, Charles, W. Reyburn. - January 09, 2020

Poets Choice Publishes "Mystical Rehab and Other Occasions"

Poets Choice Publishes "Mystical Rehab and Other Occasions"

Poet and Poets' Choice Director Richard Harteis is pleased to announce this latest publication, "Mystical Rehab and Other Occasions." This collection represents two decades of previously unpublished works and poems written during a recent hospitalization in Mystic. As Joan Dideon writes, “I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not." Such poems help the poet "remember the man I am," as Stanley Kunitz writes. - January 05, 2020

Tom Kirlin Wins the 2019 William Meredith Award for Poetry

Tom Kirlin Wins the 2019 William Meredith Award for Poetry

"Enabling Love" traces Tom Kirlin’s long journey toward a deep understanding and empathy for the poetry of William Meredith. It is an appreciation based on years of friendship between the two poets in a format that is as complex as the mind of Meredith himself. The award comes during the centenary year of Meredith's birth and is only one of a number of events celebrating the life of this great American spirit. - January 09, 2019

Barbara Goldberg Wins the 2019 Valentin Krustev Award for Translation

Barbara Goldberg Wins the 2019 Valentin Krustev Award for Translation

The William Meredith Foundation is proud to inaugurate The Valentin Krustev Award for Translation. This award includes publication of "Transformation" featuring Goldberg’s exquisite translations of Israeli poets as well as some of the most lucid and insightful analyses of the art of... - January 09, 2019

James Beall to Win the 2018 William Meredith Award for Poetry

James Beall to Win the 2018 William Meredith Award for Poetry

The William Meredith Foundation invites writers, reporters, and lovers of poetry to celebrate the 2018 William Meredith Award for Poetry. The award is presented to James Beall for his new collection of poetry, ONYX MOON published by New Academia Press. The prize is given in honor of William Meredith, former US Poet Laureate who was a good friend and colleague of Mr. Beall particularly at the Library of Congress when they organized a symposium on science and literature. - January 09, 2018

William Meredith Foundation President, Richard Harteis Recounts World Travel and a Spiritual Mission in His Latest Memoir, "Reunion"

William Meredith Foundation President, Richard Harteis Recounts World Travel and a Spiritual Mission in His Latest Memoir, "Reunion"

"I consider this book something of a spiritual travelogue as I entered my 70’s and contemplated various reunions from the hills of western Pennsylvania to the mountains of Switzerland and Bulgaria. There I met long-lost cousins, Georgetown classmates, and dear artist friends from Blagoevgrad on a private pilgrimage to the Rila Monastery. The lesson I was learning is how important it is to keep friendships alive and not let the past slip away." - Richard Harteis - April 28, 2017

The William Meredith Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month with Laura Brylawski-Miller’s Exquisite Fourth Collection of Poems, FIRST, DO NO HARM

The William Meredith Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month with Laura Brylawski-Miller’s Exquisite Fourth Collection of Poems, FIRST, DO NO HARM

Brylawski-Miller is a writer of extraordinary talent and erudition, sensitivity and emotion, and praise for her work has been euphoric. Her Poems reveal the synchronicity of physical fact and spiritual reality. Mind and body become one, interacting with and creating the world at once, the method of magic. - April 11, 2017

William Meredith Foundation Presents the 2017 Award for Poetry to Peter Meinke

William Meredith Foundation Presents the 2017 Award for Poetry to Peter Meinke

The William Meredith Foundation invites writers, reporters, and lovers of poetry to celebrate the 2017 William Meredith Award for Poetry. The prize carries a modest cash award along with the publication of a collection of Meinke’s essays, TO START WITH, FEEL FORTUNATE by Poets-choice.com. Each reflection on American culture relies on poetry to frame the issue at hand and provide a broader spiritual context. Each essay is beautifully illustrated by the author's wife Jeanne Meinke. - January 09, 2017

Poets' Choice Publishing and the William Meredith Foundation Announce the Publication of Master Poet Martin Galvin’s New and Selected Poems, A WAY to HOME

Poets' Choice Publishing and the William Meredith Foundation Announce the Publication of Master Poet Martin Galvin’s New and Selected Poems, A WAY to HOME

A WAY to HOME brings together selections from previous volumes as well as a large group of major new poems by an award-winning poet of great stature. Ryan Bongers contributes his art to enhance and celebrate the poet's work. - November 28, 2016

Reflections, Paintings and Poems from a Poet's Gallery Launched by Poets Choice Publishing and the William Meredith Foundation

Reflections, Paintings and Poems from a Poet's Gallery Launched by Poets Choice Publishing and the William Meredith Foundation

This will be the third collection of Elisavietta Ritchie’s work Poets Choice has been privileged to publish as a unique offering by the William Meredith Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to continuing the legacy of the former US Poet Laureate through publications and educational programs in the arts. - November 19, 2016

Poets Choice Publishing is Proud to Launch the Fourth Collection of Poetry by W. M. Rivera, Featuring Art Work by Master Painter, Miguel Condé: CAFÉ SELECT

Poets Choice Publishing is Proud to Launch the Fourth Collection of Poetry by W. M. Rivera, Featuring Art Work by Master Painter, Miguel Condé: CAFÉ SELECT

Poets Choice Publishing working with the WilliamMeredithFoundation.org, has recently been established to promote high quality poetry by established and emerging poets, including this year's 2016 Meredith Award for Poetry presented to Gray Jacobik. William Rivera's latest collection, CAFÉ SELECT continues the publishers dedication to challenging voices for serious readers of poetry and fiction. Poets-Choice.com - June 23, 2016

Poets’ Choice Publishing is Pleased to Present Elisavietta Ritchie’s Twentieth Collection, "Babushka’s Beads: A Geography of Genes," New & Selected Poems

Poets’ Choice Publishing is Pleased to Present Elisavietta Ritchie’s Twentieth Collection, "Babushka’s Beads: A Geography of Genes," New & Selected Poems

Poets’ Choice Publishing is pleased to present Elisavietta Ritchie’s twentieth collection, "Babushka’s Beads: A Geography of Genes," new & selected poems. Paperback 120 Pages $18.95 ISBN 978-0-9909257-74 “Elisavietta Ritchie’s rich autobiographical... - February 23, 2016

William Meredith Foundation Presents the 2016 Award for Poetry to Gray Jacobik

William Meredith Foundation Presents the 2016 Award for Poetry to Gray Jacobik

The William Meredith Foundation invites writers, reporters, and press advocates to celebrate the 2016 William Meredith Award for Poetry presented to Gray Jacobik, who James Tate has called “a rare poet, one not to be missed,” and who is compared to Moore, Bishop and Wallace Stevens.” The award carries a modest cash award along with the publication of a new and selected collection titled, THE BANQUET, scheduled for publication during National Poetry Month in April, 2016 by Poets’ Choice. - January 07, 2016

The William Meredith Foundation Presents the 2014 William Meredith Award for Poetry to US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

The William Meredith Foundation Presents the 2014 William Meredith Award for Poetry to US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

The William Meredith Foundation invites writers, reporters, and press advocates to celebrate the 2014 William Meredith Award for Poetry presented to Natasha Trethewey US Poet Laureate, in recognition of her talent as a poet and her work to promote poetry as an art form to American audiences. It carries a modest cash award along with the publication of a chap book by Ms. Trethewey, "Congregation," scheduled for publication during National Poetry Month in April, 2014. - January 09, 2014

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