The Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have launched a fellowship program that honors disabled writers and artists in a variety of disciplines with grants of $50,000 each.
Adrian Matejka, Robin Coste Lewis, and Paisley Rekdal are among the thirteen recipients of the inaugural Poets Laureate Fellowships.
Three Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes totaling up to $120,000 will be given annually for print and digital publications. The new awards program is intended to support both “nimble upstarts as well as established journals.”
Poetry Coalition receives $200,000 grant; on reading Hollywood memoirs; a history of the Beat Generation; and other news.
Trump’s 2018 budget outline includes withdrawing funding for the NEA, making him the first president to propose the total elimination of the fifty-year-old federal agency.