Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Announces the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award


Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Announces the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award

The WNBA has selected Amy King, poet, professor of Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and Executive Board Member of VIDAWomen in Literary Arts. “VIDA’s mission as a research-driven organization is to increase critical attention to contemporary s further transparency around gender equality issues in contemporary literary culture.” (from VIDA’s website: http://www.vidaweb.org/about-vida/)

The WNBA is presented every second year to a living American woman who derives part or all of her income from books and allied arts, and who has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation,” (from WNBA’s website:  http://www.wnba-books.org/wnba-awards-2).  To learn more about this award and previous winners, please visit: http://www.wnba-books.org/wnba-awards/wnbaawards.

The award will be presented at a special event June 6, 2015, as part of WNBA’s annual meeting, to be held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana.

King_Amy448Amy King  was honored by the Feminist Press as one of the “40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism” awardees, and she received the 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Her most recent book from Litmus Press, I Want to Make You Safe (2011), was one of the Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2011, and it was reviewed, among others, by the Poetry Foundation and the Colorado Review. King is also the author of Slaves to do These Things, I am the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, all from Blazevox Books, as well as The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press) and Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press).

King serves on the executive board of VIDA: Woman in Literary Arts and is currently co-editing the anthology, Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO) and the Goodreads Poetry! group. She teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. Please visit http://amyking.wordpress.com for more.

To learn more about this award and previous winners, please visit http://www.wnba-books.org/wnba-awards/wnbaawards

For any inquiries, please contact: Penny Anna Makras Communications Chair, WNBA pamakras@gmail.com

Nc Weil
WNBA Award Chair www.wnba-books.org

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The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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