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Courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

A collage created by the celebrated poet John Ashbery  will be featured on the cover of the 2015 National Book Awards program book. Winner of the National Book Award in 1976 and recipient of the Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2011,  Ashbery published Breezeway, his twenty-sixth volume of poetry, earlier this year. One of the most significant literary figures of the past half-century, Ashbery also is celebrated for his writing on art, and first experimented with collage-making as an undergraduate at Harvard College. His most recent exhibition opened June 18 at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City. Previous contemporary artists to contribute artwork to the National Book Awards are Matt Bollinger, Jeff Koons, Julie Mehretu, and Ed Ruscha. 

Highlights from The Other NBA

On June 20, 2015, the National Book Foundation hosted the first annual game of The Other NBA, the greatest basketball game in literary history. Writers took on publishers to support the expansion of BookUp, the National Book Foundation's reading program for underserved middle school students, to Detroit and beyond.

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Rollins College newest participant in NBA on campus

Rollins College, FL

On February 23 and 24, the Foundation will expand its NBA on Campus program into the Southeast. This week a new partnership was announced with Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida. The school will host two National Book Award authors during its annual Winter With the Writers Literary Festival.

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