Posted on 10/27/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The prize, which will alternate between poets and prose writers, celebrates creative work that shows a commitment to social justice and inclusion.
Almontaser won the honor (and $10,000) for her debut poetry collection, The Wild Fox of Yemen.
“I feel a responsibility toward the Yemeni community now more than ever to write, not just about our survival but our joys, too,” she said in a press release issued by the Kansas City Public Library, which is one of the co-founders of the award.
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