Posted on June 23, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two updates from the poetry world fit a theme of welcoming more voices — or at least inviting more.

The Guardian reports that Poetry for the Many — a collection edited by British politicians Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey — will come out in November, with a goal of reaching all sorts of readers, not just "posh people."

It contains works by William Shakespeare, William Blake, Maya Angelou, Russell Brand, and Michael Rosen.

On our side of the pond, the Academy of American Poets has selected its first Latino leader.

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado will be the organization's next executive director and president, reports NPR.

The native of Puerto Rico officially takes office on July 17.

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