Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Congratulations! Poet Eugene Gloria Won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award!
My Favorite Warlord, the third book of poems by Eugene Gloria, has won the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The award recognizes "outstanding works that contribute to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures."
Eugene's work was chosen by a stellar committee consisting of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (chair), poet Rita Dove, writer Joyce Carol Oates, psychologist Steven Pinker, and historian Simon Schama. The long history of the Anisfield-Wolf award includes five Nobel Prize recipients: Martin Luther King Jr., Wole Soyinka, Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Derek Walcott.
"I remain deeply grateful to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for the gift of time and space that allowed me to write and revise many of the poems in my third collection. Thank you." -- Eugene Gloria
Eugene Gloria teaches creative writing and English literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.