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Library of America invites libraries, museums, and other nonprofit cultural institutions to apply for grants of $1,200 to host free public programs as part of LATINO POETRY: PLACES WE CALL HOME. These grants will fund scholar-moderated discussions and other programs in communities across the nation from September 1, 2024, to April 30, 2025.

Programs will be focused on poems spanning the colonial period to the present, selected to inspire discussion of the project’s eight core humanities themes, which center on identity, place, language, struggle, family and community, and music in Latino poetry. Featured poems will be provided in a free, downloadable Latino Poetry Reader, which will also include brief introductions to the humanities themes, biographies of poets, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading. 

Grants may be used for: honoraria for local poets and scholars; travel expenses; actor/performer fees; publicity and promotion; refreshments; or other costs associated with programs. 

Apply to be a program partner by January 05, 2024.