National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

Award Who: National Book FoundationWhat: to recognize outstanding literary work by US citizensWhen: 1950 Categories: fiction, non-fiction, young adult, poetry, translationPrize: winner gets $10,000 and a bronze medal; all finalists win $1,000 and a medalOther winners: https://www.nationalbook.org/national-book-awards/years/ Book I chose a book of poetry because if you didn't know from an earlier post, I've expanded… Continue reading National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

Robert Frost Medal- Selected Poems/Gwendolyn Brooks

Did you know that every year the United States Library of Congress appoints a Poet Laureate to represent the art of poetry in America? Well, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was a Poet Laureate from 1985-1986. She was also the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize. She has many more dazzling accomplishments that I will not… Continue reading Robert Frost Medal- Selected Poems/Gwendolyn Brooks