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  • Open Door
    By Harriet Staff December 22, 2023

    In keeping with our annual tradition, Poetry Foundation staff share a book (or two) that brought them joy or comfort or pleasure this year. *** Holly Amos, Associate Editor American Inmate by Justin Rovillos MonsonRecently,...

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  • Featured Blogger
    By A. Van Jordan December 18, 2023

    Ed Roberson is a master poet. Let’s get that out of the way up front. In his early 80s, he’s 13 books in, and he continues to go strong; if...

    Abstract drawing of meadow, crayon on paper in shades of grey and black.
  • Foundation News
    December 15, 2023

    CityLit Project’s executive director, Carla Du Pree, was 13 years old before she discovered the work of significant Black poets, such as Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton, and Sonia Sanchez. Encountering...

    Six members of the CityLit Board with the Executive Director in the middle in front of the CityLit logo at the 2023 CityLit Festival’s Catching the Light with Joy. (l to r): Frances (Bunky) Markert, Tracy Dimond, Brian Lyles, Carla Du Pree (ED), Aditya De
  • Foundation News
    December 12, 2023

    The Poetry Foundation is proud to announce the 26 nonprofit organizations that received $875,000 in funding in our fall 2023 grant cycle. Selected from 151 grant applications, this impressive roster...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Vi Khi Nao December 11, 2023

    About five or six months ago, I sought a book suggestion from my father. He handed me a Vietnamese edition of Pearl S. Buck’s Trang, which had a distinctive red cover. The...

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  • November 28, 2023

    916 Ink envisions a Sacramento region where every child and teen can access culturally relevant creative writing programs. To this end, 916 Ink staff and volunteers facilitate programs for students...

    A class of students sit around a classroom with painted walls and shelves of tangible writing prompts and learn from a guest teaching artist standing at center of room.
  • Featured Blogger
    By A. Van Jordan November 27, 2023

    In February of 1997, I exchanged letters with the poet and scholar Agha Shahid Ali. He was my teacher and “supervisor,” at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College,...

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  • Featured Blogger
    By Vi Khi Nao November 13, 2023

    Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a three-part essay. Read Part I here. I want to note the intriguing similarity between the Vietnamese word “nhà thơ” for poet and “nhà thờ”...

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  • Foundation News
    November 3, 2023

    Sundress Publications is led by more than 60 dedicated volunteers who are guided by the belief in the transformative nature of writing. The nonprofit publisher strives to help writers find...

    The farmhouse at Firefly Farms is a white house with green shutters. The image shows the front porch with porch swing, dirty boots, and garden gnome.
  • Foundation News
    November 2, 2023

    In response to discussions around a recent editorial decision.  We at the Poetry Foundation are saddened and deeply disturbed by the humanitarian crisis and ongoing violence in Palestine and Israel. While...

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