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Few things speak to our souls as beautifully and as powerfully as poetry. The Poetry Foundation's commitment to expand the appreciation of great poets and to increase our access to great poems is important and exciting. Celebrate this rich tradition.

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The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Upon receipt of a major gift from philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the Poetry Foundation was established in 2003, evolving from the Modern Poetry Association, which was founded in 1941. The Poetry Foundation is one of the largest literary foundations in the world.

The Poetry Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. The gift from Ruth Lilly has provided the Poetry Foundation with the opportunity to expand and enhance the presence of poetry in America and has established an endowment that will allow Poetry magazine to exist in perpetuity.

Poetry Magazine

Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Harriet Monroe's "Open Door" policy, set forth in Volume I of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry's mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H. D., William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented-often for the first time-works by virtually every significant poet of the 20th century.

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