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Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Pulitzer Prizes for Health Reporting

Health care, writ broadly, featured prominently in the Pulitzer Prizes announced yesterday.  I am grateful to the "World Health News" feature of the Harvard School of Public Health for noting these connections:

While I'm at it, I should also offer my congratulations to Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, whose "Delights and Shadows" (Copper Canyon Press) won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry yesterday.  (If you get it, tell me what you think of "Garage Sale." I think it's remarkable.)  This is a modest collection by a poet of immodest talent, the first Poet Laureate from the Great Plains states, and the only P.L. to win the Pulitzer during his tenure as Poet Laureate.  I will be reviewing his "Poetry Home Repair Manual" for the Dallas Morning News later this month.

Update (April 6): Kooser is the third Poet Laureate to win the Pulitzer during his term. The other two Poet Laureates (at the time called the "Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress") were Robert Lowell (in 1947) and Karl Shapiro (1946).   [tm]

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