The Literary Excellence Award is gifted to one recipient each year. The Lit Award is given to those who have made great contributions to poetry and poets. They are passionate educators who work to push new poets to their greatest potential while creating space for established poets to share their voice. Past recipients include: Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Annemarie Vannatta, Yvonne Nambe Roach, and Ameerah Shabazz- Bilal. Each of the recipients have influenced young writers, supported professional writers and have done so consistently for multiple decades.
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Qualifying Candidates will possess the following qualifications:
The candidate’s body of work and/ or service demonstrates one or more of the following:
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