New York, NY (May 25, 2023)—The Academy of American Poets announced today that it has been awarded a $65,000 grant in the literary arts category from the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects program. The grant will provide critical support to, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, and the other free programs and publications the Academy produces for poets, readers, and educators in all fifty states. 

In total, NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson has approved more than $31 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2023. 

“The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to support a wide range of projects—including those of the Academy of American Poets—that demonstrate the many ways the arts enrich our lives and contribute to healthy and thriving communities,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “These organizations play an important role in advancing the creative vitality of our nation and helping to ensure that all people can benefit from arts, culture, and design.”

“We are immensely grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts for being one of the largest supporters of literary organizations and writers in the U.S. This support will enable the Academy to continue publishing, promoting, and archiving poems, making the important work of American poets available to millions of readers,” said Tess O’Dwyer, Board Chair of the Academy of American Poets.

Last year, through, Poem-a-Day, and National Poetry Month, the Academy reached tens of millions of readers, made possible by contributions from individuals and public support. 

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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 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: