This summer, thanks to a collaboration between the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets who made recommendations and its Board of Directors who raised the funds, the following ten organizations will each receive a $5,000 contribution from the Academy. These contributions are offered as part of the Academy’s pledge in its June solidarity statement to support nonprofit organizations and presses that center Black, Indigenous, and all poets of color.

Affrilachian Poets 

Before Columbus Foundation  

Cave Canem  

Furious Flower Poetry Center 

The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center 

In-Na-Po (Indigenous Nations Poets)


Obsidian Literature & the Arts in the African Diaspora 

Watering Hole 

World Stage 

Read the full press release.