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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...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.
  • Foundation News
    August 15, 2023

    In 2016, poets Sheila Black and Kathi Wolfe had a conversation discussing the barriers faced by poets with disabilities. Kathi questioned why there couldn’t be a non-profit focused specifically on...

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  • Foundation News
    August 1, 2023

    The Poetry Foundation is excited to announce the 12 finalists for the 2023 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships! Thank you to everyone who applied and shared their work...