- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque poet Hakim Bellamy has won the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing from the Working Class Studies Association.

The group announced last week it was honoring Bellamy for his debut poetry collection, SWEAR.

Bellamy is coming off a two-year term as Albuquerque’s inaugural city poet laureate.

He is also a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion, and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico.

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