We are thrilled to announce that Lucille Clifton has won the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (Poetry) for The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010. The award was announced and presented at the Hurston/Wright Foundation's "Legacy Gala" on Friday, October 25, in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post also announced the award winners on October 25: "The award for poetry went posthumously to Lucille Clifton for The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010. The collection by the former poet laureate of Maryland 'secured her place in American letters,' the judges said." The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. Djhuti, an ancient Egyptian statue representing divine intellectual pursuits, is awarded to the winners and finalists at the annual Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Ceremony. Click here for the The Washington Post's complete listing of the 2013 award winners. The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 is available at the BOA Bookstore.
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