Boosting Black poetry

The Library of America is offering grants to other institutions to help promote and highlight African American poetry. Money behind a worthy cause? What is this? Scandinavia?

Lift Every Voice is designed to enhance Americans’ understanding and appreciation of the African American poetic tradition and its imaginative range and richness. Its principal objective is to engage participants in a multifaceted exploration of the tradition, the perspectives it offers on American history and the struggle for racial justice and the universality of the power, music, and precision of its language.

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