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Collected Clifton a nominee for Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Lucille_Blog The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 (BOA, 2012) is a nominee for the twelfth annual HURSTON/WRIGHT LEGACY AWARD for Poetry, from the Hurston/Wright Foundation. "The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award provides annual recognition of published Black writers and those who contribute to the development of Black literature and to the support of the Hurston/Wright Foundation's mission." The winners of the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry will be announced on October 25, 2013. "By honoring these authors, [the foundation recognizes] the profound significance, necessity, and genius of Black writers and the stories they tell." The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 is among three Poetry nominees for the 2013 award, alongside But a Storm is Brewing from Paradise by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (Red Hen Press), and Me and Nina by Monica A. Hand (Alice James Books). ABOUT HURSTON/WRIGHT The Hurston/Wright Foundation is a literary organization that discovers, educates, develops, and mentors Black writers at pivotal stages of their literary aspirations. The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. This award consists of prizes for the highest quality writing in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 is available at the BOA Bookstore.  

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