Harryette Mullen, writer of ‘Recyclopedia,’ wins 4th annual Jackson Poetry Prize worth $50,000By AP
Friday, April 2, 2010
Harryette Mullen wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize
NEW YORK — Harryette Mullen has won a $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize for being a poet of “exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.”
The nonprofit literary organization Poets & Writers Inc. announced Mullen as the winner of the fourth annual Jackson Poetry Prize on Friday.
The 56-year-old Mullen has written such books as “Recyclopedia,” ”Muse & Drudge” and “Sleeping With the Dictionary.” Her socially and politically conscious verse is influenced by the feminist and civil rights movements.
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