Thirteen Poets Laureate Receive Fellowships for Civic Projects

"The Academy of American Poets on Wednesday announced the 13 recipients of its inaugural Poets Laureate Fellowships, a program to promote creative projects around the country...The 13 recipients include Grace Cavalieri, the poet laureate of Maryland; Paisley Rekdal, Utah; Adrian Matejka, Indiana; Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina; Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Oklahoma; and Claudia Castro Luna, Washington. The others are the poet laureate of Nevada County, Calif., Molly Fisk; Fred L. Joiner of Carrboro, N.C.; Robin Coste Lewis of Los Angeles; Ed Madden of Columbia, S.C.; Raquel Salas Rivera of Philadelphia; Kim Shuck of San Francisco; and TC Tolbert of Tucson."



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