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  • 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...

  • 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...

    Graphic with a red undulating shape with text "Poetry Foundation: A Message to Our Communities"
  • Foundation News
    October 20, 2023

    Ellen Stackable first entered Oklahoma jails and prisons to lead spoken word poetry programming. An experienced English teacher and spoken word poet herself, she discovered that while performing poetry is...

    White, red, and black graphic with a photo of three women standing in front of a building, smiling. Text reads "Poetic Justice Fall 2022 Poetry Programs, Partnerships & Innovation Grantee-Partner"
  • Foundation News
    October 6, 2023

    Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Diatribe uses spoken word, poetry, and visual arts events, programs, and multimedia platforms to encourage its community to shed light on issues that affect...

    A young, smiling, Brown-skinned student with black hair reading their spoken word piece in a classroom, with Youth Experience Expert Kyd Kane and teaching artist Caleb Rainey and the student's teacher standing in the background
  • Foundation News
    September 25, 2023

    Joyce Brinkman noticed that her community in Near North Indianapolis had very little artistic activity, so she set out to start a poetry reading series. She recruited Barry Harris, the...

    Graphic featuring a photo of two kids writing in notebooks at a table outside. Text reads: Brick Street Poetry Inc. Fall 2022 Poetry Programs, Partnerships, and Innovation grantee-partners.
  • Foundation News
    September 14, 2023

    The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Casteller as chief operating officer (COO) and four new appointees to its Board of Trustees: John S. Bracken, Michael...

    Graphic with text: Poetry Foundation Announcing New Board Members and Chief Operating Officer and red squiggles in the bottom right corner
  • Foundation News
    September 11, 2023

    The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center (KTLA) is an arts education and community service organization based in Tampa, Florida. Named after Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, which was founded...

    Group photo of BIPOC women and femme-Identified writers, poets, and readers with a yellow building in the background.
  • Foundation News
    August 28, 2023

    Dr. Randall Horton believes in poetry’s ability to transform lives. While incarcerated, he discovered the poem “Skinhead” by Patricia Smith. He credits his experience reading that poem with opening a...

    Devin Brajha Waldman, Dr. Randall Horton, and Writers Without Margins sitting in front of recording equipment, like a computer monitor, keyboard, and large speakers, facing the camera.