Mellon Foundation Grants $4.5 Million to Academy of American Poets

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“I have so much faith in the leadership of the Academy of American Poets, in the whole concept of the poets laureate project, and in what I think is poetry’s underrecognized ability to communicate with outsized power,” remarked Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander.

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Peter Libbey, "Mellon Foundation Grants $4.5 Million to Academy of American Poets," The New York Times, January 30, 2020.

Elizabeth Blair, "Academy of American Poets Receives $4.5 Million Grant," NPR, January 30, 2020.

Eric Rubin, "Poets Laureate Get a Lift from the Mellon Foundation," Nonprofit Quarterly, January 31, 2020.

John Maher, "Mellon Foundation Grants $4.5 Million to Academy of American Poets," Pubilishers Weekly, January 31, 2020.