New York, NY (July 20, 2022)— In alliance with the Amazon Literary Partnership, the Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Poetry Fund grants, which are provided annually to poetry organizations and presses that are selected from among a pool of applicants. The Amazon Literary Partnership originally launched the Poetry Fund with the Academy in 2019 to further its role as a supporter of poetry organizations nationwide and to build the readership of poetry. 

The Academy, in cooperation with the Amazon Literary Partnership, convened a grantmaking panel this year that included Tina Cane, Anthony Cody, and Nicole Terez Dutton. Final 2022 award decisions were made by the Amazon Literary Partnership and the Academy. 

The 2022 Poetry Fund grant recipients are:

Alice James Books
Autumn House Press
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
BOA Editions, Ltd. 
Cave Canem Foundation
Copper Canyon Press
Furious Flower Poetry Center
Get Lit – Words Ignite
In-Na-Po, Indigenous Nations Poets
Mass Poetry
National Poetry Series
Nightboat Books Inc
O, Miami
Poetry Northwest
Poetry Society of America
Pongo Poetry Project
The University of Arizona Poetry Center 
Urban Word NYC
White Pine Press
Woodland Pattern Book Center
Youth Speaks
Zephyr Press

“We’re extremely grateful to work with the Amazon Literary Partnership to support a diverse community of poetry organizations and publishers whose work sparks compassion and helps us imagine new ways forward,” said Jennifer Benka, president and executive director of the Academy of American Poets. 

“Since its inception in 2009, the mission of the Amazon Literary Partnership has been to support organizations that are vital to sustaining the literary culture of communities and to connect writers with their readers,” said Al Woodworth, manager of the Amazon Literary Partnership. “We are thrilled to be working again with the Academy of American Poets to reach these poetry organizations committed to supporting today’s most exciting poets. We thank the Academy of American Poets and the 2022 Poetry Fund grant recipients for making such a meaningful impact on the lives of poets and readers.”

Guided by the mission of having a lasting impact on the literary community, the Amazon Literary Partnership’s annual grants have supported more than 150 literary organizations with $15 million in grant funding since 2009, helping many thousands of writers tell their stories and find their readers. Grant recipients include literary centers, writing workshops, residencies, fellowships, literary magazines, independent publishers, and poetry and translation programs. Writers supported by some of these organizations have gone on to become best-selling and award-winning authors and poets.

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About the Academy of American Poets

Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry with supporters in all fifty states. The organization annually awards more funds to individual poets than any other organization through its prize program, giving a total of $1.25 million to more than 200 poets at various stages of their careers. The organization also produces, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; established and organizes National Poetry Month each April; publishes the popular Poem-a-Day series and American Poets magazine; provides award-winning resources to K–12 educators, including the Teach This Poem series; hosts an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and coordinates a national Poetry Coalition working to promote the value poets bring to our culture.