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UCSC emeritus professor Nathaniel Mackey wins prestigious poetry prize

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Nate-Mackey-award-250Nathaniel Mackey, professor emeritus of literature at UC Santa Cruz, has been named the winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Presented annually to a living U.S. poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is one of the most prestigious awards given to American poets.

The $100,000 award is also one of the nation’s largest literary prizes.

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