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Marshall Prize to Anne Winters

November 02, 2005|From Associated Press

Anne Winters' "The Displaced of Capital," a collection about poverty and working-class life in New York City, has won the $25,000 Lenore Marshall Prize for the year's best poetry book.

"Vivid and reflective, documentary and visionary, re-imagining the city of New York with the same urgency that ponders the opening words of Genesis, this is a passionate, artful and re-readable book," prize judge Robert Pinsky, a former U.S. poet laureate, said Tuesday.

"The Displaced of Capital" is a follow-up to "The Key to the City," published in 1986 and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Prize. The Marshall Prize was founded in 1975 and is co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and the Nation magazine, where excerpts of Winters' work will appear.

Previous winners include Pinsky, Adrienne Rich and John Ashbery.



Tribute: Olivia de Havilland, a two-time Oscar winner who starred in such films as "The Snake Pit," "The Heiress," "To Each His Own" and "Gone With the Wind," will be saluted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a screening and discussion in Beverly Hills on June 15. The event will be open to the public, but tickets don't go on sale at the academy until June 1.

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