KALAMAZOO POETRY FESTIVAL

Kalamazoo, MI   |  http://kalamazoopoetryfestival.com

Mission

The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival connects people through the power of poetry

Ruling year info

2014

Chair

Kaitlin Martin

Vice Chair

Cameron Decker

Main address

P.O. Box 19621

Kalamazoo, MI 49019 USA

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EIN

47-2088994

NTEE code info

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Kalamazoo Poetry Festival

The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival occurs on odd-numbered years. It includes guest poets, workshops, readings, craft talks, and other activities. Everyone is invited, and the events are free.

Population(s) Served

The Celebration of Community Poets occurs every year. It highlights established and emerging poets in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area from diverse backgrounds.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

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Population(s) Served

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Related Program

Celebration of Community Poets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival offers a multi-day festival every other year, and a reading highlighting community groups and local poets on non-Festival years.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival's vision is a community where every voice is heard. To realize that vision, the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival connects people through the power of poetry. We believe poetry is for everyone. The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival provides opportunities for poetic expression; promotes learning through poetry; celebrates the diverse voices in our community; showcases experienced and emerging poets; promotes poetry as a vibrant and vital art form; and honors those keeping poetry alive in our community.

To reach our vision, mission, and goals, the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival presents a Festival every other year, and a Celebration of Community Poets in non-Festival years. We invite members of the talented Kalamazoo poetry community that represent the diversity of Kalamazoo to read, write, and perform poetry, conduct workshops, and meet guest poets presented by KPF.

We are an all-volunteer organization of committed poetry lovers with ties to the Kalamazoo community. We reach out to individuals, businesses, and grant-making organizations for support.

The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival has been popular, and we are expanding our offerings each year. We hope to create more partnerships with other local arts organizations to increase enthusiasm for poetry for the poetry-curious as well as the poetry-experienced.

Financials

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KALAMAZOO POETRY FESTIVAL

Board of directors
as of 10/8/2020
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Board co-chair

Kaitlin Martin


Board co-chair

Cameron Decker

Kathy Jennings

Casey Grooten

Dominic Mitchell

Adam Wagner

Frances Vicioso

Salwa Tareen

Allison Kennedy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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