With this funding, the Poetry Center will provide free poetry workshops to seniors in Passaic County and publish an anthology of their work.
The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is one of 1,145 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations recommended for a grant as part of the federal agency’s second round of fiscal year 2011 grants. In total, the NEA will distribute more than $88 million to support projects nationwide.
|Stanley Kunitz, then Poet Laureate of the United States|
and Maria Mazziotti Gillan, talk with a reading attendee
The Poetry Center was named a Distinguished Arts Project and awarded several Citations of Excellence, and is funded, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.