Harryette Mullen wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

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[April 20, 2010]  NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

[Associated Press]

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