"My dream was made a reality because of funding from the NEA and a huge leap of faith from Sarabande."
"In supporting the NEA, we support what is best about American innovation: our capacity to imagine. To dream. To create."
"We live in a moment in which it continues to be crucial to speak to one another across divides..."
"We should support the NEA because it supports what we don't yet know we want to read."
“The arts are a vital form of sustenance that allow for an illumined, enriched life.
"Though our differences are many, poetry makes connections that remind us that we are essentially one..."
"This is not the first time the NEA offered something to me in a secluded, rural context."
"My relationship with Sarabande has been a kind of backbone for my professional life as a poet."
"I doubt my books would be in the world without Sarabande’s ethos, position, and stewardship."
"I worry about the next generation of writers. Without the NEA, where will they turn?"
"The NEA has been a valuable part of my existence."
"It's not hyperbole to say that poems save lives. And so, too, do Sarabande and the NEA."
"I serve as Purdue University’s Director of Creative Writing today...precisely because Sarabande took the risk of publishing my first book a dozen years ago."
"It would not be overstatement to say that publishing with Sarabande changed my life."
"Publishing a book at Sarabande with NEA support transformed me from an unheard voice into a member of [a] chorus."
"The support of Sarabande and the NEA is the only reason I have a writing life."