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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Timothy Donnelly and Katherine Larson, the winners of Claremont Graduate University's 2012 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, will be recognized at a ceremony in Claremont on Thursday, April 19.
The ceremony will feature poetry readings by the winners as well as special remarks by author Maxine Hong Kingston.
Donnelly received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award of $100,000 for his book The Cloud Corporation. The Kingsley Tufts prize was established in 1992 to honor work by a mid career poet.
\Larson has won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award of $10,000 for her book Radial Symmetry. The Kate Tufts award is given to a poet for their first book of poetry.
The Kingsley Tufts award is one of the world’s largest monetary prize for a single collection of poetry. It was established at Claremont Graduate University by Kate Tufts to honor the memory of her husband, who held executive positions in the Los Angeles Shipyards and wrote poetry as his avocation. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award was initiated in 1993.
The awards ceremony begins at 5 p.m. at Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th Street. The ceremony is open to the public. Admission is free.
On Wednesday, April 18, CGU will host a series of panel discussions on poetry in the Founders Room of the Honnold-Mudd Library. More information at www.cgu.edu/pages/6424.asp.
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