“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.
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," Publishers Weekly, January 31, 2020.