Partners & Sponsors
National Endowment for the Arts
With support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Poet Lore is able to continue the legacy of Charlotte Porter and Helen Clarke, by publishing contemporary poetry. This website was made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The NEA was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
Folger Shakespeare Library
On September 15, 2014 the culmination of Poet Lore’s 125th anniversary was a gala reading by four generations of Poet Lore poets—Linda Pastan, Cornelius Eady, Terrance Hayes, and Traci Brimhall. The event was held at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers.
Library of Congress, Poetry and Literature Center
In 2014, an event Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Asian Division, the Poetry and Literature Center, and Poet Lore presented an event as part of Poet Lore‘s annual “World Poets in Translation” publication. The event featured translator Christopher Merrill reading the poetry of revered exiled Burmese writer U Tin Moe.
The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center fosters and enhances the public’s appreciation of literature, administering the endowed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry position, coordinating an annual season of readings, performances, lectures, conferences, and symposia, and sponsoring high-profile prizes and fellowships for literary writers.
African Poetry Book Fund
For years, Poet Lore has donated a reserve of unused journals to the African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) for distribution to five library locations in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, The Gambia, and Ghana.
The APBF promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts through its book series, contests, workshops, and seminars and through its collaborations with publishers, festivals, booking agents, colleges, universities, conferences and all other entities that share an interest in the poetic arts of Africa.
Enoch Pratt Free Library
In 2014 Poet Lore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library co-sponsored a poetry contest for Maryland residents.The contest was won by Mya Green for her poem, “Responsibility.” Green, along with two Poet Lore alums, Megan Foley and Amy Eisner, were showcased in a Poet Lore reading on April 12, 2014 at The CityLit Festival, Baltimore’s daylong celebration of literature.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. The library serves the residents of Baltimore with locations throughout the city, and the residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. Their mission is “to provide equal access to information and services that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.”
Partners in Distribution to Military
Funding from the NEA enabled Poet Lore to distribute two issues of the magazine—Fall/Winter 2013 and Spring/Summer 2014—to eight bases across the nation for use by military personnel and community members.
Scott Air Force Base Library, Illinois
Dover Air Force Base Library, Delaware
Little Rock Air Force Base Library, Arkansas
The McEwen Library, New York
Mickelsen Community Library, Texas
Keith A. Campbell Memorial Library, Texas
Altus AFB Library, Oklahoma
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Library, Alaska