New York, NY (February 15, 2024)—In alliance with the Amazon Literary Partnership, the Academy of American Poets invites poetry organizations and presses to submit applications for grants from the Poetry Fund, which will be awarded in 2024. The Amazon Literary Partnership launched the Poetry Fund with the Academy of American Poets in 2018 to further its role as a supporter of poetry organizations nationwide. The Academy of American Poets grant-making panel this year includes Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of Alabama; Camille Rankine, co-chair of the Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council; and Purvi Shah, poet and non-profit consultant on gender and racial equity.

Grant applications are being accepted now through April 15. Final award decisions will be made by the Amazon Literary Partnership in tandem with the Academy. Grant recipients will be notified by June 15, 2024. 

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The Amazon Literary Partnership is committed to uplifting and amplifying the voices of overlooked writers by supporting the literary community through grants to writing programs and nonprofit literary organizations and groups that champion emerging writers and diversity in storytelling. Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded $16 million in grants to more than 150 U.S. organizations, assisting thousands of writers. To learn more, visit:

About the Academy of American Poets

Celebrating its ninetieth anniversary in 2024, the Academy of American Poets is a leading publisher of contemporary poetry across the country. The organization annually awards $1.3+ million to more than two hundred poets at various stages of their careers through its prize program. It also produces, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; established and organizes National Poetry Month each April; publishes the Poem-a-Day series and American Poets magazine; provides free resources to educators; 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, including its staff, its Board of Directors, and its Board of Chancellors, visit