The Poetry Coalition is a national alliance of more than 25 organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Members are nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to promote poets and poetry, and/or multi-genre literary organizations that serve poets in the disability community and of specific racial, ethnic, or gender identities, backgrounds, or communities. All members present poets at live events. All members present poets at live events. (Founding members are denoted with an asterisk.)

Each March, members present programming across the country on a theme of social importance, which has included poetry & migration, poetry & the bodypoetry & democracy, and poetry & protest. Programs range from publications to panels, readings, and other public events.

On May 22, 2020, the Poetry Coalition launched the Poetry Coalition Fellowship program, a three-year pilot program that will offer paid fellowship positions to five fellows per year (a total of fifteen fellows) who will each assist a different Poetry Coalition organization for twenty hours per week over the course of a forty-week period. The five organizations hosting the inaugural Poetry Coalition Fellows beginning September 15, 2020 are CantoMundo, Cave Canem, Kundiman, Mizna, and Split This Rock

The Poetry Coalition is coordinated by the Academy of American Poets and we are grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support of this work. For more information please contact [email protected] and follow along on social media at #PoetryCoalition. 

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