Film, Video Delores Kendrick: Book Fest 05

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Delores Kendrick: Book Fest 05
Author and poet Delores Kendrick at the 2005 National Book Festival
Event Date
September 24, 2005
-  Dolores Kendrick is the second person (following Sterling Brown) to be appointed Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia. Among many awards and honors, she has been inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for writers of African-American descent and the D.C. Hall of Fame in 2005. She is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Her books include "The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women" (Morrow, 1989), which she adapted for theatrical performance in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and "Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner: A Verse Narrative" (Randall, 2001), which was selected one of five best books of poetry for 2001.
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2005 National Book Festival:
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27 minutes 34 seconds
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