The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the first-ever Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows who will receive a combined $1,050,000 in recognition of their literary merit and to support civic programs. These thirteen poets currently serve as poets laureate of states, cities, and counties across the U.S. These new fellowships are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and, in total, are believed to be the largest awards provided to poets in the U.S. at any one time by a charitable organization. 

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