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Jennifer K. Sweeney wins 2009 James Laughlin Award

The Academy of American Poets announced that Jennifer K. Sweeney's collection How to Live on Bread and Music (Perugia Press) was chosen by poets Robin Becker, Bob Hicok, and Afaa M. Weaver to receive the 2009 James Laughlin Award, which gives $5,000 to the most outstanding second book by an American poet in the previous year.