New York, NY (May 9, 2024)—The Academy of American Poets calls for applications for the 2024–25 fellowship program for aspiring literary arts administrators in collaboration with the Poetry Coalition, a nation-wide alliance of more than 30 poetry organizations. The seven organizations hosting fellows are CantoMundo; Indigenous Nations Poets (In-Na-Po); Letras Latinas; Mass Poetry; O, Miami; The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University; and Urban Word.

The Poetry Coalition Fellowships help diversify future leadership by building a pipeline of individuals with a passion for poetry who are ready to work in the literary arts administration field. Applications are being accepted now through July 3, 2024. The positions will begin on September 9, 2024, and end on June 30, 2025. Interested individuals who are 21 or older are encouraged to apply, including those who are enrolled in or have recently graduated from an MFA program in creative writing. 

To learn more and apply for a Poetry Coalition Fellowship at any of the 2024–25 host organizations, visit their websites at the links below: 



Letras Latinas

Mass Poetry

O, Miami

The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University 

Urban Word

The Poetry Coalition will also offer a slate of programs in the spring and summer that reflect the transformative impact poetry has on individual readers and communities across the nation. Events include in-person writing retreats and camps, training for youth poets laureate, intergenerational workshops, an archival oral history project, a teen spoken word festival, the distribution of writing prompts to hundreds of thousands of readers, and more. 

For more information and to learn how to participate, visit:  

Since 2016, Poetry Coalition programs have reached millions of individuals annually, cultivating creative thought in diverse communities of readers, writers, and arts participants, and transforming the lives of people from all backgrounds. Thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Academy of American Poets continues to serve as the administrator of the Poetry Coalition, expanding its reach and impact.

About the Academy of American Poets

Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry with supporters in all fifty states and beyond. The organization annually awards $1.3+ million to more than two hundred poets at various stages of their careers through its prize and fellowship programs. The organization also produces, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; established and organizes National Poetry Month each April; publishes the popular Poem-a-Day series and American Poets magazine; provides free resources to K–12 educators, including the award-winning weekly Teach This Poem series; hosts an annual series of poetry readings, and special events; and coordinates a national Poetry Coalition that promotes the value poets bring to our culture. To learn more about the Academy of American Poets, visit:

About the Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation is the nation’s largest supporter of the arts and humanities. Since 1969, the foundation has been guided by its core belief that the humanities and arts are essential to human understanding. The foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom that can be found there. Through our grants, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive. Learn more at

About the Poetry Coalition

Founded in 2016, the Poetry Coalition is a national alliance of more than 30 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 and virtual events. Each year, members present programming across the country.