The Before Columbus Foundation has announced the Winners of the Thirty-Eighth Annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS, which respect and honor excellence in American literature without restriction or bias with regard to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or even genre.

Among this year’s 18 winners are poets Holly J. Hughes, Passings (Expedition Press); Solmaz Sharif, Look (Graywolf Press); and Adam Soldofsky, Memory Foam (Disorder Press). The Lifetime Achievement award went to poet/writer/educator/activist Nancy Mercado, and the Editor/Publisher Award went to Ammiel Alcalay, General Editor of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.

The Award winners will be formally recognized at a free public event on Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 12:00-2:30 p.m. at the SF Jazz Center, Joe Henderson Lab, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, California. See the complete list of ABA winners on the Before Columbus Foundation website.

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