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Feb 27 2019
New York, NY (February 27, 2019)—The Academy of American Poets in New York City will dedicate five Saturdays in March in its Poem-a-Day series to the theme "What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy." This special issue of Poem-a-Day is part of the Poetry Coalition’s third annual programming initiative on a theme of social importance.
Feb 19 2019

New York, NY (February 18, 2019)— This month, two poets—Clint Smith and Mahogany L. Browne, who are curating different features for—will take up the issue of mass incarceration. 

Jan 23 2019

New York, NY (January 23, 2019)—This March, the more than 20 organizations in eleven cities nationwide that compose the Poetry Coalition will launch “What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy,” the coalition’s third annual programming initiative. For this collaborative effort, organizations will offer a range of events and publications that speak to this timely theme.

Jan 15 2019

New York, NY (January 15, 2019)—In what is believed to be one of the largest awards made to support poetry in the United States by a philanthropic institution, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made two grants to the Academy of American Poets totaling $2.2 million. The funds will enable the work of several poets serving in civic Poets Laureate positions, and of more than 20 poetry organizations who comprise a national Poetry Coalition.