Sunday, April 1, 2007

I'm Not Jealous, I Swear!

One of my favorite poets of all time, Elizabeth Alexander, has won the Jackson Prize in Poetry. It's a prize developed by Poets & Writers to honor poets who have published at least 1 book, but have not reached national acclaim. Alexander has written 4 amazing books. (I would strongly recommend Venus Hottentot and Antebellum Dream Book.) As part of the prize, Alexander receives $50,000. Lucky!