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 with paid staff whose primary mission is to promote poets and poetry, and/or multi-genre literary organizations that serve poets of specific racial, ethnic, or gender identities, backgrounds, or communities. 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, and poetry & the body. Programs range from publications to panels, readings, and other public events. Any and all organizations and groups were invited to program on the March 2019 theme “What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy." The Poetry Coalition is coordinated by the Academy of American Poets and we are grateful to the Ford Foundation for its support of this work. For more information please contact [email protected] and follow along on social media at #PoetryCoalition.