NEW YORK — Poets Terrance Hayes and Natasha Trethewey are receiving
The Library announced Thursday that Hayes' book "American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin” has won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. Trethewey is being given a Bobbitt prize for lifetime achievement. The Bobbitt awards are presented every two years and named for former President Lyndon B. Johnson's late sister, whose family funds the awards.
Hayes and Trethewey, who each will receive $5,000, are two of the country's most
Previous Bobbitt winners include Jorie Graham, Claudia Rankine and Gerald Stern.
The Associated Press