Grace Cavalieri among 13 Poets Laureate to Receive over $1 million in Grant Money
Big news for Maryland's Poet Laureate, Grace Cavalieri. The American Academy of poets announced on Wednesday that an appropriation of $1,050,000 (made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation) would be made available for thirteen of America's most distinguished Poets Laureate including Grace herself.
The funds are, according to AP, for the support of civic programs in the poet's communities which can range from readings to podcasts to free lectures and workshops.
Here's to Grace. We know she will use it well for the all the Maryland communities who can use a little poetry on their block.
Other Voices, Other Lives: A Grace Cavalieri Collection is a selection of poems, plays, and interviews drawn from over forty years of work by one of America’s most beloved and influential women of letters. The author of 23 books of poetry and 26 produced plays, and the founder of the legendary radio interview program, The Poet and the Poem, Grace Cavalieri has won multiple national awards for her writing and her service to literature. She is the current Maryland Poet Laureate.
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