From a press release of some interest.
We are thrilled to announce two new elections in the Academy of American Poets: current ALSC member Marilyn Hacker and former member Edward Hirsch were elected to the Board of Chancellors earlier this month. Marilyn Hacker is an accomplished poet and translator of poetry and the recent recipient of the Robert Fagles Translation Prize for her translation of Marie Etienne’s King of a Hundred Horsemen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008). Edward Hirsch is currently president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the co-editor of The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (2008), among other titles. The American Academy of poets, founded in 1934 to foster appreciation and support for contemporary poets and poetry, sponsors various prizes, publications, and events, including National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; past chancellors of the Academy include W.H. Auden and Robert Lowell. For more information, please visit www.poets.org.