SPD is proud to announce that the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards will honor Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite, who will receive the PEN/ Voelcker Award. "The PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry is given in even-numbered years to a poet whose distinguished and growing body of work represents a notable and accomplished presence in American literature. The poet honored by the award is one whom expanded the scope of American poetry, and who continues to mature with each successive volume of poetry."  
Brathwaite's House of Nehesi titles are currently on sale at 20% off w/ code STMARTIN in a Hurricane Relief sale for his publishers. 
(House of Nehesi Publishers, 2017)
By Kamau Brathwaite 
Words Need Love Too
(House of Nehesi Publishers, 2000)
By Kamau Brathwaite 
Trench Town Rock
(Lost Roads Publishers, 1994)
By Kamau Brathwaite 
Brathwaite, White, O'Brien, and PEN America's other career achievement award winners will accept their prizes at the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 20, at the NYU Skirball Center near Washington Square Park. Featuring readings, performances, and edge-of-your-seat live announcements of the winners for the year's prizes, this annual celebration of literature and free expression has become one the city's premier literary events drawing the biggest names and the hottest new voices in literature.  
A full list of finalists for the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards is available here.
More information about the PEN/Voelcker Award here.
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