The Academy of American Poets announced that Molly Fisk, the Poet Laureate of Nevada County, is one of 13 poets who was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow — a cultural coup for our region.
Fisk will receive a $75,000 award in recognition of their literary merit and to support civic programs.
“Molly Fisk received a BA in Folklore & Mythology from Radcliffe College/ Harvard University and an MBA from the Simmons College Graduate School of Management,” it was announced. “She is the author of four poetry collections, most recently The More Difficult Beauty (Hip Pocket Press, 2010). In 2019, Fisk was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. She currently serves as the poet laureate of Nevada County, California.
“Fisk plans to launch ‘California Fire & Water,’ a statewide teaching, anthology, and public reading project addressing the recent devastating fires in the state.
“The Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships are $50,000 – $100,000 awards given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage their fellow residents, including youth, with poetry, helping to address issues important to their communities.”
The announcement is here.