NEW YORK | Academy of American Poets makes Trethewey, Harjo chancellors
NEW YORK — Jan 07, 2019—The Academy of American Poets has named two new chancellors: former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey and Joy Harjo, the first Native American to join the academy’s board.
The academy announced the selections Monday. The chancellors serve as consultants, prize judges and “ambassadors of poetry.”
The academy also counts such prize winners as Terrance Hayes and Elizabeth Alexander on its board. Board members are appointed to six-year terms.