Posted on 06/08/2020 at 12:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Poetry Foundation is under fire for its response to the ongoing racial justice protests.
Hundreds of poets, including past fellow Ocean Vuong, and supporters signed an open letter condemning the foundation’s brief statement, pledging not to submit to the foundation’s magazine, and boycotting partnerships with it until certain demands are met.
Those demands include key resignations, financial support for marginalized poets, and “specific, material ways” to fight institutional racism.
Read more, including the full letter (to which the Poetry Foundation hasn’t yet responded), at Literary Hub.
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