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NEW YORK (AP) — Patricia Smith has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for life span accomplishment, a $100,000 honor presented by the Chicago-dependent Poetry Basis.
Past winners incorporate W.S. Merwin, Kay Ryan and the present poet laureate, Pleasure Harjo. Smith is recognized for these collections as “Blood Dazzler” and “Incendiary Art,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2018.
On Tuesday, the basis also introduced that Susan Briante gained the $7,500 Pegasus Award for poetry criticism for her essay assortment “Defacing the Monument,” and that five emerging poets have been named Poetry Fellows: Bryan Byrdlong, Steven Espada Dawson, Noor Hindi, Natasha Rao and Simon Shieh. The fellows will each acquire $25,800.
“Every just one of these extraordinary writers is a credit history to the artwork type, every single bringing their own one of a kind activities and techniques to enrich the literary landscape,” Michelle T. Boone, president of the Poetry Foundation, said in a assertion. “It is a joyous event to be in a position to celebrate artists in poetic lineage with one particular one more, what they’ve established hence far, and what is nonetheless to appear.”
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