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2012 Awards

Award Organization Author/Title
W. Ross Winterowd Award for the most outstanding book on composition theory JAC Rebecca Dingo/Networking Arguments
Outstanding Academic Title Choice Magazine David Hamilton / A History of Organ Transplantation
Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award for an established artist. Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments Toi Derricotte/ The Undertaker's Daughter, Tender, Captivity
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. Academy of American Poets David Wojahn/ World Tree
Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences. Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Catherine Evtuhov/ Portrait of a Russian Province
PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, given to a poet whose distinguished and growing body of work represents a notable presence in American literature. PEN American Center Toi Derricotte/ The Undertaker's Daughter, Tender, Captivity
Poetry Center Book Award Poetry Center of San Francisco State University Wanda Coleman/The World Falls Away
Shelley Memorial Award, presented annually to a living American poet selected with reference to his or her genius and need by a jury of poets. Poetry Society of America Wanda Coleman/Ostinato Vamps, The World Falls Away
Outstanding Book Award Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) David Fleming/From Form to Meaning
BCALA Literary Award Black Caucus of the American Library Association Cheryl Finley, Laurence Glasco, Joe W. trotter/Teenie Harris, Photographer
Efim Etkind Prize, for the best book on Russian Culture European University of St. Petersburg, Russia Evgeni Dobrenko and Galin Tihanov/A History of Russian Literary Theory and Criticism

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