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Poetry Foundation Statement Regarding Allan Monga and Court Ruling

April 21, 2018

The lawsuit against the Poetry Foundation was dismissed because we do not receive federal funding and thus are not subject to Title VI. We are happy that Mr. Monga will be participating in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals next week. We had hoped this would be the outcome of the court case from the beginning, as we seek to be inclusive to the greatest extent possible in everything we do. We look forward to the exciting competition next week as 53 passionate and talented high school students from around the country take the stage at the George Washington University to express themselves through poetry.

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