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Torch Receives Spring 2023 Equity in Verse Grant from the Poetry Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that Torch Literary Arts is the recipient of a Spring 2023 Equity in Verse grant from the Poetry Foundation! These vital unrestricted funds will help Torch grow and continue to amplify, support, and pay Black women writers.

During this grant cycle, The Poetry Foundation awarded 55 nonprofit organizations over $1,600,000 in funding to increase access to poetry and support poets through providing publications, educational activities, festivals, writing workshops, residencies, and more.

Congratulations to all of the organizations awarded and thank you for enriching the lives of writers and the literary community as a whole. Click here to learn more.


Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.


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