The following thirteen poets have been named Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows. Together they will receive more than $1 million, made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in recognition of their literary excellence and to help support their civic projects. Each has served as a Poet Laureate of their state, city, or county and in the year ahead will be addressing issues important to their communities through poetry. Read more about these new awards.

2019 Poets Laureate Fellows and Their Civic Projects