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April is Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Northwestern University Press celebrates the lyric imagination by publishing many acclaimed poets, including National Book Award winners, MacArthur Fellows and PEN finalists. Northwestern University Press also sponsors the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, a second-book award for Black poets of African descent, offered every other year. Join us as we feature poets and poetry all month long on our website and social media accounts in celebration of National Poetry Month!

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“Incendiary Art: Poems,” a book of poems by Patricia Smith published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, has won the prestigious 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.NU Press’s “Forest Primeval” by Vievee Francis won the same honor in 2017, making it the

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Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin reviews John Vinci: Life and Landmarks. ​You can read the full article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kamin/ct-met-architecture-books-kamin-1126-story.html