Jack Stadler

Jack Stadler, longtime board member (beginning in 1961)  and treasurer of the Poetry Society of America from 1966-1994, died in Westchester this past Friday, November 12th.  Jack and his wife Ralynn were beloved members of the PSA community and are pictured here at PSA Awards ceremonies and assorted events over the decades together and with their children, John and Anne.

In 1981, he founded the annual Poet-in-Residence Program, Poetry Seminars, and Writing Seminars for Young Poets at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The Stadler Center for Poetry, located in the University's Bucknell Hall, was dedicated in1988.

In 1984, he was awarded the PSA's highest honor, the Frost Medal, in recognition of his distinguished service to literature. Continue Reading Post


Marianne Moore: 1967 Frost Medalist

This edition focuses on Marianne Moore - specifically when the PSA awarded her the Gold Medal of Distinguished Achievement in 1967. 

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Our Birthday Bash

We wanted to share some pictures taken by Lawrence Schwartzwald at our grand Centennial anniversary event, "100 Years of American Poetry, 1910-2010," at Cooper Union in New York City on Tuesday, October 12th.

Six U.S. Poets Laureate were present—Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Daniel Hoffman, Kay Ryan, Charles Simic, and Mark Strand. They  read poems of their own and poems by Laureate predecessors—among them Elizabeth Bishop, William Carlos Williams, and Robert Frost, Robert Hayden, Anthony Hecht, Archibald MacLeish, and William Jay Smith.

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