[Blackstudies-l] Kamau Brathwaite to receive the PEN/ Voelcker Award

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ivetteromero posted: " The 2018 PEN America Literary Awards will honor
Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite, who will receive the PEN/ Voelcker Award.
“The PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry is given in even-numbered years to a
poet whose distinguished and growing body of work represen"
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*The 2018 PEN America Literary Awards will honor Barbadian poet Kamau
Brathwaite, who will receive the PEN/ Voelcker Award. “The PEN/Voelcker
Award for Poetry is given in even-numbered years to a poet whose
distinguished and growing body of work represents a notable and
accomplished presence in American literature. The poet honored by the award
is one whom expanded the scope of American poetry, and who continues to
mature with each successive volume of poetry.” Award winners will accept
their prizes at the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on Tuesday,
February 20, at the NYU Skirball Center near Washington Square Park. See
post by PEN America below:*

PEN America announced today that it will honor legendary author
<https://pen.org/2018-lifetime-career-achievement-honorees/> and LGBT
cultural pioneer Edmund White with the annual PEN/Saul Bellow Award for
Achievement in American Fiction. The 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement
in International Literature will go to Irish novelist Edna O’Brien, whose
acclaimed work broke down social and sexual barriers for women in Ireland
and beyond.

PEN America will also honor
<https://pen.org/2018-lifetime-career-achievement-honorees/> poet *Kamau
Brathwaite* with the PEN/ Voelcker Award, translator Barbara Harshav with
the PEN/ Manheim Medal for Translation, and author Dave Kindred with the
PEN/ ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. The PEN/
Laura Pels Foundation for Theater Awards will be conferred on
playwrights Luis Alfaro for Master American Dramatist, Sibyl Kempson for
American Dramatist in Mid-Career, and Mike Lew for Emerging American
Playwright.

White, O’Brien, and PEN America’s other career achievement award winners
will accept their prizes at the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony
on Tuesday, February 20, at the NYU Skirball Center near Washington Square
Park. Featuring readings, performances, and edge-of-your-seat live
announcements of the winners for the year’s prizes, this annual celebration
of literature and free expression has become one the city’s premier
literary events drawing the biggest names and the hottest new voices in
literature. [. . .]

A full list of finalists for the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards is
available at https://pen.org/2018finalists/. All book award winners will be
announced live at the ceremony. Tickets to the ceremony are available to
the public at: http://tickets.nyu.edu/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7748

For more information, see https://pen.org/press-release/
pen-america-honor-edmund-white-edna-obrien-lifetime-achievement/
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