- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - Poet Linda Gregg has won the third annual Jackson Poetry Prize, a $50,000 award given to an author who has written at least one book of “recognized literary merit,” but has yet to receive wide attention.

Gregg, 66, is the author of several books, including “All of It Singing” and “Things and Flesh.” The award is sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc., a nonprofit literary organization that announced the prize Tuesday.

Previous winners include Tony Hoagland and Elizabeth Alexander, who read an original work at President Obama’s inauguration in January.

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