On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the founding members of the Poetry Coalition presented a live broadcast of One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives. Watch a recording of the reading here:

The Poetry Coalition invites its audiences to give to efforts and organizations working against racial injustice. Find out more here: Where to Give & Other Resources.

About the Poetry Coalition

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 with disabilities and of specific racial, ethnic, or gender identities, backgrounds, or communities. All members present poets at live events. Each March, members also present programming across the country on a theme of social importance. The Poetry Coalition is coordinated by the Academy of American Poets and we are grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its support of this work.

Poets reading include: