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CGU Kingsley Tufts poetry winners announced

Claremont Graduate University’s 2018 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards were recently announced .

Patricia Smith won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, which is accompanied by a $100,000 prize, for Incendiary Art: Poems. The annual prize is given in recognition of a book by a mid-career poet.

The Kate Tufts Award, for a first book by a poet of genuine promise, went to Donika Kelly, for her collection, Bestiary. This award comes with a $10,000 prize.

More than 470 titles were submitted for consideration this year. Ten finalists were chosen by a committee led by Don Share, editor of Poetry magazine.

A free and public celebratory reading and reception will be held April 19 at the Huntington Library and Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino.