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February 2013
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Stag's Leap Wins the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize

Stag's Leap

Congratulations to Sharon Olds who has won the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for her newest collection of poems, Stag's Leap. U.K. Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, chair of the final judging panel, said: "This was the book of her career. There is a grace and chivalry in her grief that marks her out as being a world-class poet. I always say that poetry is the music of being human, and in this book she is really singing. Her journey from grief to healing is so beautifully executed." Sharon Olds is the first American woman to win the prestigious award which comes with a £15,000 award.

In Brief
Ronald Dworkin, legal scholar and public intellectual, has passed away at the age of 81. A professor of law at New York University, Dworkin was the author of many books, including Life's Dominion and The Supreme Court Phalanx, and considered by some to be "the primary legal philosopher of his generation." His New York Times obituary can be read here.
On Monday, February 11th, Pope Benedict XVI made the historic announcement that he would resign from the papacy at the end of the month. Elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on April 19th, 2005, the Pope was and remained an active scholar, authoring 66 books including the newly published Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives and Jesus of Nazareth (both also available in a Spanish Language edition). Works by, about, or related to Pope Benedict XVI published by Random House, Inc. include: In the Vineyard of the Lord, A People of Hope, The Pope Who Quit and The Rise of Benedict XVI.
Diane Wolkstein, "folk historian, ethnographer, teacher, street performer and feminist scholar," passed away recently at the age of 70. Perhaps best known for her work in New York City as a raconteur who traveled the city's parks carrying "a few props, and a head full of tales," Wolkstein revived the rich tradition of storytelling and inspired generations of New Yorkers. Her full New York Times obituary can be read here.

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