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Shara McCallum has won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry for her recent volume No Ruined Stone!

Shara McCallum has won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry for her recent volume No Ruined Stone!

The judges for the poetry prize this year were: Remica Bingham-Risher, Brian Gilmore, and Yona Harvey.

 

Here is a description of the awards:

 

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, named for US African American writers Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, honour the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. The Legacy Award for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry was the first national award in the United States presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers that was introduced in 2001. Some of the previous winners have been Alain Mabanckou, Colson Whitehead, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chris Abani, Aminatta Forna, and Kwame Dawes.

 

And here is a link to an announcement of the award winners: https://www.jamesmurua.com/hurston-wright-foundation-legacy-awards-2022-winners-announced/

Here is a link to the PSU News article: https://www.psu.edu/news/liberal-arts/story/shara-mccallum-receives-hurston-wright-legacy-award-poetry/?utm_audience=Combined&utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=liberal%20arts%20headlines%20issue&utm_content=11-14-2022-09-14&utm_term=Stories%20-%201