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Lucille Clifton Award: Li-Young Lee and Leah Naomi Green
Li Young Lee is the author of "The Undressing" (W. W. Norton, 2018); "Behind My Eyes" (W. W. Norton, 2008); "Book of My Nights" (BOA Editions, 2001), which won the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award; "The City in Which I Love You" (BOA Editions, 1990), which was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and "Rose" (BOA Editions, 1986), which won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award.
He has been the recipient of a Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award, the I. B. Lavan Award, three Pushcart Prizes, and grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.
Presented by the Office of the President and VOICES Reading Series.