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Ishmael Reed wrote this article in today's Wall Street Journal Much of the article deals with the importance of the American Book Awards (ABA) in contrast to the National Book Awards (NBA). Reed describes the American Book Awards as more inclusive. The early days of the 34-year-old award as follows: "We held our first awards ceremony at The West Side Community Center through the arrangement of poet and Miles Davis biographer Quincy Troupe. Among that first group of winners, in nineteen eighty, was the late poet Jayne Cortez. Joseph Papp, director of the Public Theater, sponsore
Here are a just some of the recent nominees for 2011 National Book Awards. Dr. Manning Marable: http://aalbc.com/aut...ing_marable.htm Nikky Finney: http://aalbc.com/aut...kky_finney.html Yusef Komunyakaa: http://aalbc.com/authors/yusef.html Jesmyn Ward: http://aalbc.com/aut...esmyn_ward.html Carl Phillips: http://aalbc.com/aut...l_phillips.html