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Author Joseph Bruchac Selected as Academy of American Poets 2023 Poet Laureate Fellow

The Academy of American Poets announced its 2023 Poet Laureate Fellows, twenty-three poets who “serve as poets laureate of states, counties, and cities across the United States and will be leading public poetry programs in their respective communities in 2023–24.”

Fulcrum author, Joseph Bruchac, was selected as one of this year's Poet Laureate fellows. Each laureate will receive an award of $50,000, for a combined total of $1.1 million granted, plus an additional $114,500 in matching grants to ensure project support from local nonprofit organizations. These funds will be used to create “community-focused intergenerational workshops, readings and slams, art installations, poetry walks, interactive maps, youth empowerment projects, anthologies and chapbooks with their communities, and more,” and support programs that “focus on fostering a sense of belonging, welcoming people into spaces, prioritizing mental health, survival, and healing, and encourage participants to recognize their relationship to the environment.”

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