Poetry

September 23, 2020 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, a $100,000 lifetime achievement honor presented by the Academy of American Poets. Judges praised Finney, known for such collections as “Head Off & Split” and “Rice,” for her “fierce moral conviction” and as a bard “for the African...
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September 15, 2020 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writers Mari Christmas and Yalitza Ferreras and poets Elisa Gonzalez and Charleen McClure are among six winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging women authors. Other winners announced Tuesday were nonfiction writer Hannah Bae and fiction...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2014 file photo, Forrest Fenn poses at his Santa Fe, N.M., home. The antiquities dealer and author who gained fame after hiding a treasure in the Rocky Mountains has died at the age of 90. Police confirmed Fenn died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, File)
September 08, 2020 - 3:56 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Antiquities dealer and author Forrest Fenn, who gained fame after hiding a treasure chest filled with gold, jewels and other valuables that drove hundreds of thousands of people to search remote corners of the U.S. West for the riches — sometimes with tragic consequences — has...
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This combination of photos released by the National Student Poets Program shows, from left, Madelyn Dietz, Manasi Garg, Isabella Ramirez, Ethan Wang and Anthony Wiles who have been named finalists in the Class of 2020 National Student Poets Program. Each receives a $5,000 cash award. (National Student Poets Program via AP)
August 05, 2020 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets. A partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the student poet...
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This image released by W.W. Norton shows poet Major Jackson. Jackson says that he and his wife and fellow poet, Didi Jackson, committed themselves to writing every day once they began sheltering in place, a way of distracting themselves from current events but also to absorb them. (Erin Patrice O'Brien/W.W. Norton via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 10:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could call nothing to me. I’d think of a sound, a word, a subject and it was all failing,” she told The...
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This cover image released by Knopf shows "Lost Children Archive," a novel by Valeria Luiselli. The book tells the story of young immigrants separated from their families. Luiselli’s novel won the Rathbones Folio Prize for literature on Monday at a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Knopf via AP)
March 24, 2020 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli’s novel “Lost Children Archive” won the Rathbones Folio Prize for literature on Monday at a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Luiselli beat finalists who included Zadie Smith’ and Ben Lerner to win the 30,000 pound ($35,000)...
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February 12, 2020 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — British playwright Tom Stoppard and the Canadian poet and fiction writer M. NourbeSe Philip are among those being honored next month by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. PEN announced Wednesday that Stoppard will receive the $25,000 PEN/Mike Nichols Writing...
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FILE- In this April 25, 1997, file photo, Author Roger Kahn, author of the bestseller "The Boys of Summer", poses at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his romantic account of the Brooklyn Dodgers died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at a nursing facility in Mamaroneck, N.Y., according to his son Gordon Kahn. He was 92. (AP Photo/Todd Plitt, File)
February 07, 2020 - 4:58 pm
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Roger Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his romantic account of the Brooklyn Dodgers in "The Boys of Summer," has died. He was 92. He died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mamaroneck, a Westchester County suburb, son...
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FILE - In this April 24, 1997 file photo, Clive James arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for the BAFTA award ceremony. James, an Australian journalist, joker and intellectual who had a long career as a writer and broadcaster, has died. He was 80. James’ representatives, United Agents, said he died Sunday at his home in Cambridge, and a private funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Fiona Hanson/PA via AP, File)
November 27, 2019 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Clive James, an Australian journalist, joker and intellectual who had a long career as a writer and broadcaster in the U.K., has died. He was 80. James’ representatives, United Agents, said he died Sunday at his home in Cambridge, north of London, and a private funeral was held...
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Author Margaret Atwood holds her award after she was made a Companion of Honour by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, England, Friday Oct. 25, 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA Pool via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 12:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Shortly after winning her second Booker Prize, Margaret Atwood has received a rare honor from Queen Elizabeth II for her services to literature. The Canadian novelist and poet was presented with an Order of the Companions of Honor in a ceremony at Windsor Castle Friday. She said the...
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