Poetry Foundation President Michelle Boone and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago President Dorri McWhorter Talk Leadership Lessons in Founder’s Fireside

Make It Better Media Group recently hosted “Leadership Lessons,” a virtual Founder’s Fireside Chat moderated by Susan Noyes, founder of Make It Better Media Group, featuring Dorri McWhorter, president of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and Michelle T. Boone, president of the Poetry Foundation. During this fireside, the two speakers gave insightful career advice and […]

Meet the Poetry Foundation’s Exceptional Young Poetry Fellowship Winners

This September, the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine, announced the winners of the 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships: Isabella Borgeson, Luther Hughes, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Darius Simpson, and Khaty Xiong. Not only will these young poets receive support and encouragement through further study and writing in the poetry form of the […]

An Interview with Changemaker Cecilia Conrad

Cecilia Conrad is that rare individual who can do more work than multiple high-level executives combined, makes it look easy and charms in the process. She is CEO of Lever for Change and Managing Director of the Fellows (Genius Grants) and 100&Change programs. at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As a trustee […]

Robert Polito Reflects on His Time With the Poetry Foundation

Robert Polito is the outgoing president of the illustrious Poetry Foundation, based here in Chicago. After two fruitful years, Polito just returned to the New School in New York City, where he has been the director of creative writing since 1992. Luckily, I was able to catch him for a Q&A about the Foundation, poetry and more just […]