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  • Foundation News
    March 18, 2024

    Mission: Through the literary and performing arts, Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their education and lives, and act as leaders in...

    Adult man standing in front of a whiteboard with text on it while a student holds a piece of paper in front of himself and reads from it.
  • Foundation News
    March 18, 2024

    Bring more poetry to your classroom! The Poetry Foundation is holding its ninth annual Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Chicago at DePaul University, July 22-26, 2024. This free, four-and-a-half-day event will include...

  • Foundation News
    March 4, 2024

    The Chicago Poetry Center (CPC) was founded in response to literary censorship trials in Chicago in the 1950s. The trials led local writers and editors to organize and begin building...

    A wide shot of a young student reading poetry to a seated audience at the All Schools Reading. Three other students stand in the background, awaiting their turn to read.
  • Foundation News
    February 19, 2024

    Puha Hubiya (PHO) addresses the under-representation and isolation of Indigenous authors in the literary landscape. PHO increases access to creative arts programs in rural Indigenous areas; mentors fledgling writers, artists, and...

    Room with about 15 people watching someone on a stage. The room has chairs, a long table, and photos hung on the wall.
  • Foundation News
    February 5, 2024

    Indigenous Nations Poets  (In-Na-Po) supports the writing, performance, and publication of poetry by student and adult writers who are members of tribal communities in the US and its territories. Founded...

    Group of Indigenous poets standing in a semi-circle before a wooded area.
  • Foundation News
    January 24, 2024

    When a year comes to an end, the opportunity to reflect on its successes and challenges while imagining what can be accomplished in the year to come is a gift....

    White graphic with two red arrows, the Poetry Foundation logo in the upper left corner, and text: Poetry Foundation A Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2024
  • Foundation News
    January 22, 2024

    Founded around a kitchen table in 2009, CantoMundo, which means “song-world” in Spanish, is a celebration of the worlds of song within Latinx communities, from its elders to its youth....

    A group of nine CantoMundo affiliates standing in two rows on the porch of the Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.
  • Foundation News
    January 8, 2024

    University of Guam Press (UOG Press or “the Press”), which operates out of Mañgilao, Guam, is the US territory’s premier publishing house serving to educate the public on the unique...

    Young woman standing and holding a book while an audience of adults and kids looks on. They are on a beach in front of water on a clear day with two trees in the background.
  • 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...

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