Grant supports poet laureate civic engagement

Application deadline: March 3, 2019

Does your city have a poet laureate?

The Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships are $50,000 – $100,000 awards given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage their fellow residents, including youth, with poetry, helping to address issues important to their communities.

The fellowship award is unrestricted; however, in addition to the other eligibility and application criteria, the concept, scope, components, depth, and geographic reach of the proposed project, as well as the number of individuals to be served, will inform the recommended award made by a panel of award-winning poets and leaders in poetry and civic engagement.

The fellowships were established with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applications are accepted from Jan. 15 to March 3, 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).

Get all the details here! (Thanks to South Arts for getting The Hub this information.)