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Poetry organization receives $2-million grant

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New York-based non-profit literary organization Poets & Writers has received a $2-million grant from, reports the Associated Press. The donation is intended to support the group's Jackson Poetry Prize, a $50,000 award founded in 2007 for emerging American poets.

The money comes from the Liana Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Far Hills, N.J., and co-managed by poet Susan Jackson.

On its website, Poets & Writers identifies itself as "the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers."


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