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Don Share Named Editor of Poetry Magazine

Poetry senior editor Don Share will serve as the 12th editor of the 101 year old magazine following “an extensive national search.”

Starting July 1, 2013, he will replace the current editor, Christian Wiman. Here’s more from the release:

Currently senior editor of the magazine, Share, 56, brings 25 years of experience in poetry and publishing, including editorial posts at the Partisan Review, Harvard Review, and Literary Imagination: The Review of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. He served as the curator of poetry at Harvard University for seven years until 2007, when he joined Poetry magazine. During Share’s six-year tenure at Poetry working with Wiman, both the magazine and the magazine’s podcast have received National Magazine Awards.

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Christian Wiman to Leave Poetry Magazine

Poetry magazine editor Christian Wiman will depart in June after ten years leading the magazine. He is leaving to teach at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School.

Here’s more from the release: “After being named editor in 2003, shortly after the magazine received a gift of nearly $200 million from philanthropist Ruth Lilly, he increased circulation threefold; oversaw a complete redesign of the magazine; began publishing essays from well-known writers, musicians, and other non-poets about their relationship to poetry in ‘The View from Here’ section; and commissioned long-form journalism from respected poets, among other accomplishments.”

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Eleanor Ross Taylor Wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

9780807134122.jpgPoet Eleanor Ross Taylor won the 2010 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize today, honoring the 50-year career of a quiet poet.

In all, Taylor has published six books, including Captive Voices from LSU Press. The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize was launched in 1986, organized by the Poetry Foundation. In 25 years, over $1,800,000 has been awarded to poets. This year’s prize will be given out at the Arts Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 18.

Poetry magazine editor Christian Wiman had this statement: “Until the excellent selected poems, Captive Voices, was published by LSU Press last year, virtually all of Taylor’s work was out of print. Her slow production (six books in 50 years), dislike of poetry readings (‘It seems to me that it’s all for the person and not the poetry’), and unfashionable fidelity to narrative and clarity haven’t helped matters. And yet, as is so often the case, what’s been bad for the career has been good for the poems. With their intricately odd designs and careful, off-kilter music, their vital characters and volatile silences, the poems have a hard-won, homemade fatedness to them. You can feel their future.”