Poetry Foundation (U.S.) on COVID-19 Relief; “Zoom” in on Angora Poets World Caffé, All Languages Welcome

Jamie Dedes' THE POET BY DAY Webzine

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“some moments are nice, some are
nicer, some are even worth
Charles Bukowski, War All the Time

Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry, announced this week that its core mission, in direct support of poets, is to remain committed to its programs that serve as an important source of financial support for poets, writers, and artists through contributor fees, honoraria, award prizes, and commissions.

“The poetry and publishing communities are facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, and while we are uniquely positioned, we are still no exception. The economic downturn is causing a significant immediate impact and unknown long-term impact to the value of our endowment, our primary source of revenue to support publishing Poetry magazine and the organization’s mission and programs into perpetuity.

“Despite the financial pressures, we are maintaining our programs, staff, and doing what we are able, which…

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