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Rebecca Crown Library at Dominican University is one of 75 libraries across the country to receive a grant from the Library of America to support public programs celebrating Latino poetry.

In total, $90,000 was awarded in stipends of $1,200 for each library through the Library of America's Latino Poetry: Places we Call Home initiative. As a recipient, Crown Library will develop public programs featuring poets, scholars and/or community leaders that are inspired by the forthcoming publication Latino Poetry: The Library of America Anthology.

The Library of America notes, “Latino Poetry: Places We Call Home invites participants into a nationwide conversation about Latino poetry—its distinctive rhythms, candor, and lyricism; its profound engagement with pasts historical and mythic; its imaginative reckoning with the complexities of language, land, and identity; and its visions of a nation enriched by the stories of immigrants, exiles, refugees, and their descendants."