Poetry center Cave Canem wins honorary National Book Award

September 20, 2016 1:33 PM

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Cave Canem, a poetry center that has nurtured and championed African-American poets, has won an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the American literary community.

The National Book Foundation announced Tuesday that Cave Canem is the recipient of the Literarian Award, a prize that in previous years has gone to Maya Angelou, Dave Eggers and Terry Gross, among others.

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