Congratulations to Paloma Press publisher Aileen Cassinetto!

Aileen Cassinetto, publisher of Paloma Press and Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA, has been named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow and will receive a $50,000 grant for her public poetry program. “On Thursday, the academy announced more than $1 million in grants for 23 local and state laureates. They include the Charleston-based Marcus Amaker, Ohio laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, Illinois laureate Angela Jackson and Aileen Cassinetto of San Mateo County. Others are from Flint, Michigan; Springfield, Massachusetts, and Elgin, Illinois.” Read the announcement here.