13 Poets Laureate Receive Fellowships for Civic Projects

The Academy of American Poets on Wednesday announced the 13 recipients of its inaugural Poets Laureate Fellowships, a program to promote creative projects around the country.

The fellowships are financed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which awarded $2.2 million to the academy in January.

The poets laureate, from 10 states, will receive a combined amount over $1 million to establish projects like podcasts, writing workshops and poetry readings in their communities and support civic programs in the next year.

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