Patricia Smith's Incendiary Art (TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press) won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, presented by Claremont Graduate University for a single book of poetry by a mid-career poet. She will be honored during a ceremony and reading April 19 at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. The award includes a weeklong residency at CGU in the fall.
In addition, Donika Kelly is the recipient of the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, which recognizes a first volume by a poet of promise, for Bestiary (Graywolf Press).
A shortlist has been released for the 2018 Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Color, which honors "the quality and variety of work by writers of color in contemporary Britain." The winner will be announced March 15. This year's all-woman judging panel includes the prize co-founder and panel chair Sunny Singh, Catherine Johnson, Tanya Byrne, Vera Chok and Noo Saro-Wiwa. The Jhalak Prize shortlisted titles are:
The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam
Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Once Upon a Time in the East by Xiaolu Guo
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy
The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave