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Black Women Writers in History

Poetry

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 20180216, 20120224, 20020227, 20000322, 19980302, 19920207, 19900216

We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walker and Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as recordings from the Folkways collection called Black American History in Ballad, Song, and Prose.

| Subject Matter: African-American, Women | Interview Year: Various | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Robert Frost Medal, U.S. Poet Laureate |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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