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Highlights from Annie Proulx’s speech at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony

Highlights from Annie Proulx’s speech at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony

Proulx was awarded the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters for her exceptional work and signific

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Acceptance Speech

Alan Dugan accepts the 2001 National Book Award in Poetry for <em>Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry</em>

Alan Dugan accepts the 2001 National Book Award in Poetry for Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry

Against the Text “Art is Immortal”, from Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry All art is temporal. All art is lost. Go to Egypt. Go look a

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Ai accepts the 1999 National Book Award in Poetry for <em>Vice: New & Selected Poems</em>

Ai accepts the 1999 National Book Award in Poetry for Vice: New & Selected Poems

Yahoo! I never met a man I didn’t like. I teach in Oklahoma, so this is going to be such a boost to the people of Oklahoma, who really need this

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Acceptance Speech

Andrea Barrett accepts the 1996 National Book Award in Fiction for <em>Ship Fever and Other Stories</em>

Andrea Barrett accepts the 1996 National Book Award in Fiction for Ship Fever and Other Stories

I’m truly so surprised. I’m very thrilled to be here and just to be included in this group of nominees was such an amazing honor. I really

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Acceptance Speech

Allen Ginsberg accepts the 1974 National Book Award in Poetry for <em>The Fall of America: Poems of these States, 1965-1971</em>

Allen Ginsberg accepts the 1974 National Book Award in Poetry for The Fall of America: Poems of these States, 1965-1971

Ginsberg’s speech was delivered by his partner, Peter Orlovsky. Poem book Fall of America is time capsule of personal national consciousness during

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Acceptance Speech

Alan Dugan accepts the 1962 National Book Award in Poetry for <em>Poems</em>

Alan Dugan accepts the 1962 National Book Award in Poetry for Poems

Alan Dugan read an acceptance poem instead of a speech Voyage Always getting ready to go out but never leaving, I looked out at the developments of th

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Acceptance Speech

Robert Lowell accepts the 1960 National Book Award in Poetry for <em>Life Studies</em>

Robert Lowell accepts the 1960 National Book Award in Poetry for Life Studies

Last Monday when I was telephoning my editor for a little instruction and coaching for this speech, the secretary seemed reluctant to put my call thro

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