New York, NY (December 8, 2020)— The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Anjali Khosla is the newest member elected to join the organization’s Board of Directors

Anjali Khosla earned an M.F.A. in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an M.A. in Journalism from New York University. A writer, editor, and journalist, Khosla was part of a team that won Fast Company the American Society of Magazine Editor’s “Magazine of the Year” award in 2014. Her reporting and other nonfiction work has appeared in The Guardian, Air Mail, Guardian, Hemispheres, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Daily News, Nieman Journalism Lab, the Rochester Post-Bulletin, and The Times of London. She is a regular contributor to Gossamer, where her recent features for the magazine include a piece about the Finnish concept of sisu, for which she was awarded the 2020 New York Press Club prize for travel writing. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Glitter Pony, Invisible Ear, Juked, Seeing Other People, SHAMPOO, Skein, Tarpaulin Sky, and other publications. She is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Design at The New School, where she has been awarded two Faculty Opportunity Awards. 

Len Ejiogu has been named Senior Director of Finance, a new position.

Len Ejiogu holds an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John's University and a B.S. from Touro College, both in New York City. He has over twenty years of leadership experience in finance and administration and has worked for several non-profits both as a full time staff member and as a consultant. Len also has experience as a civil servant, having worked for the City of New York as a Senior Economist and an Associate Staff Analyst. As a Senior Director of Finance at the Academy, Len's focus will be working with the team to ensure efficient revenue generation and effective use of resources, implementing best practices, and seeing that the organization is in continuous accounting and regulatory compliance.

About the Academy of American Poets  

The Academy of American Poets is the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry with supporters in all fifty states. Founded in 1934, the organization annually awards more funds to individual poets than any other organization through its prize program, giving a total of $1,250,000 to more than 200 poets at various stages of their careers. The Academy also produces, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; originated and organizes National Poetry Month; 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 together to promote the value poets bring to the country’s culture. This year, in response to the global health crisis, the organization joined six other national organizations to launch Artist Relief, a multidisciplinary coalition of arts grantmakers and a consortium of foundations working to provide resources and funding to the country’s individual poets, writers, and artists who are impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.