New York, NY (June 26, 2024)—In alliance with Amazon Literary Partnership, the Academy of American Poets announces the 2024 recipients of the Poetry Fund grants, which are provided annually to poetry organizations and presses that are selected from among a pool of applicants. 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 Amazon Literary Partnership, convened a grantmaking panel that included Ashley M. Jones, Camille Rankine, and Purvi Shah. Final award decisions were made by Amazon Literary Partnership and the Academy of American Poets. 

The 2024 Poetry Fund grant recipients are:

Artes de México en Utah

BOA Editions


Cave Canem 

DewMore Baltimore

Furious Flower Poetry Center

Get Lit – Words Ignite


Massachusetts Poetry Outreach

Noemi Press

Poetry Daily

Pongo Poetry Project

Radical Reversal

The Watering Hole 


Urban Word NYC

Woodland Pattern

Zephyr Press

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue championing the vital work of poetry organizations and presses in partnership with Amazon Literary Partnership, uplifting underrepresented writers and communities of readers all over the nation through the Poetry Fund,” said Ricardo Maldonado, President and Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets.

“Since its inception in 2009, the mission of 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 Amazon Literary Partnership. “There are so many vibrant poetry organizations, and we’re thrilled to work with the Academy of American Poets on the Poetry Fund to help this field. We thank the Academy and this year’s grant recipients for supporting poets and sharing their work with readers everywhere.”

Guided by the mission of having a lasting impact on the literary community, Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $17 million in grant funding to more than 170 literary organizations 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, poetry organizations, 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 a leading champion of poets and poetry with supporters across the United States and beyond. The organization annually awards $1.3+ million to more than two hundred poets at various stages of their careers through its prize program, which includes the Poet Laureate Fellowships. 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 free resources to K–12 educators, including the award-winning weekly Teach This Poem series; hosts an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and coordinates a national Poetry Coalition that promotes the value poets bring to our culture. To learn more about the Academy of American Poets, including its staff, its Board of Directors, and its Board of Chancellors, visit: