New York, NY (February 23, 2022)— 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 2022. 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 Tina Cane, Anthony Cody, and Nicole Terez Dutton

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 and announced in June 2022.

To apply for a 2022 Poetry Fund grant, visit:

To learn about the 2021 Poetry Fund grant recipients, visit:

Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded more than $14 million in grant funding to more than 150 organizations, assisting many thousands of writers. 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, groups whose mission is to champion emerging writers and diversity in storytelling. 

To learn more about the Amazon Literary Partnership, 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. The organization annually awards more funds to individual poets than any other organization through its prize program, giving a total of $1.25 million to more than 200 poets at various stages of their careers. The organization also produces, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; organizes National Poetry Month; publishes the popular Poem-a-Day series and American Poets magazine; provides award-winning resources to K–12 educators, including the Teach This Poem series; hosts an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and coordinates a national Poetry Coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture.