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James Madison University Set To Go Digital With The Nation's First Academic Center For Black Poetry

Our stories are going digital. According to a press release, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation presented James Madison University (JMU), located in Harrisonburg, VA, with $2 million to complete the Furious Flower Poetry Center. It will be the nation’s first academic center dedicated to Black poetry. “It is really gratifying to know that this grant from the Mellon Foundation will help us to nurture, recognize, and support Black poets by building a sustainable digital framework for the Furious Flower Archive,” said Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin, Furious Flower Executive Director and Professor of English in an official statement.

Jan 5, 2022