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Awards and Grants

The Poetry Foundation offers annual awards that recognize outstanding poets, books, and achievements. Grants support the fields of poetry and literary arts.

Pegasus Awards

Since 2003, the Pegasus Awards ceremony has recognized the winners of the Poetry Foundation's awards, fellowships and prizes. This event includes readings, performances and discussions with awardees. Watch the 2021 Pegasus Awards Ceremony here. An audio described version of the event video is available here.

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Grants Program

In 2022, the Poetry Foundation instituted a new grants program with an initial commitment of $9 million over the first three years. The grants program is part of the Foundation's commitment to more robustly support the field of poetry and the literary arts in ways that are both more equitable and transparent.