About Us

Staff

Matt Brogan

Executive Director

Matt Brogan is the Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America. He has previously served as Executive Director of Seattle Arts & Lectures and Program Director of the Academy of American Poets and Nextbook. He also ran his own consulting firm, working with foundations, nonprofit organizations, and individual artists to produce major cultural projects in a wide range of disciplines and media, including exhibitions, festivals, publications, and documentary films. Much of his consulting work focused on the role of art in animating public space and building civil society. His poems and fiction have appeared in the Antioch Review, Brooklyn Rail, Columbia, Court Green, Denver Quarterly, Phoebe, The Rumpus, Santa Monica Review, Verse, ZYZZYVA, and other literary magazines. He is the editor of This Place (Hatje Cantz, 2019).


Madeline Weinfield

Development Director

Madeline Weinfield is the Development Director of the Poetry Society of America. She holds a degree in Literature and Creative Writing and has a background in both publishing and fundraising. Her writing on travel and culture has appeared in The Washington Post’s The Lily, Poets & Writers, Lonely Planet and Business Insider, among others. A native New Yorker, she currently lives in Washington, DC.


Mackenzie Singh

Program and Development Associate

Mackenzie Singh is the Program and Development Associate at the Poetry Society of America. She has a background in nonprofit and association management, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in SAND Journal, LitHub, and The Rumpus, among others. She lives in Brooklyn.


Brett Fletcher Lauer

Deputy Director

Brett Fletcher Lauer is the Deputy Director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor of A Public Space. He is the author of the memoir Fake Missed Connections: Divorce, Online Dating, and Other Failures and the poetry collection A Hotel In Belgium, which was named a Top 40 Book of 2014 by Coldfront Magazine. In addition to co-editing several anthologies, including Please Excuse this Poem: 100 News Poets for the Next Generationand Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets, he is the poetry co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival and lives in Brooklyn.