New York, NY (March 3, 2023)—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 2023. 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 Aileen Cassinetto, Celeste Guzmán Mendoza, and M. Bartley Seigel.

Grant applications are being accepted now through April 14. Final award decisions will be made by the Amazon Literary Partnership in tandem with the Academy and announced in June 2023. 

To learn more about the 2023 Poetry Fund, visit:

To apply for a 2023 Poetry Fund grant, visit:

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The Amazon Literary Partnership is committed to uplifting and amplifying the voices of writers by supporting the literary community through grants to writing programs and nonprofit literary organizations and groups whose mission is to champion emerging writers and diversity in storytelling. Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded more than $15 million in grant funding to more than 150 organizations. To learn more, visit:

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, including its staff, its Board of Directors, and its Board of Chancellors, visit: