Charles Harper Webb

Charles Harper Webb is the author of Shadow Ball: New and Selected Poems;Reading the Water, which won the 1997 Morse Poetry Prize and the 1998 Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Liver, which won the 1999 Felix Pollak Prize; Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies, Hot Popsicles, and other books. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and Poets of the New Century. He is the editor of Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, co-editor of Grand Passion: The Poets of Los Angeles, as well as recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at CSU Long Beach.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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