The Poetry Coalition Receives $200,000 Ford Foundation Grant

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As a founding member of the Poetry Coalition, Cave Canem Foundation is delighted to announce that the Ford Foundation has granted the Coalition $200,000 for nation-wide contemporary poetry programs focused on themes of social importance. Over the next two years, this generous grant will allow the founding members of the Poetry Coalition to convene and execute thematic arts programming.

The Poetry Coalition was founded in November 2015 by 20 non-profit poetry organizations to promote the important and meaningful work that poetry contributes to our nation of diverse peoples. In March 2017, the Poetry Coalition initiated its first programming endeavor, “Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration,” presenting poetry on the theme of migration.  For its part, Cave Canem launched a multimedia online anthology titled “Because We Come From Everything,” which features original work by Cave Canem fellows.