The Poetry Foundation just awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to poet Patricia Smith. Also known as the Lilly Poetry Prize, it's awarded to extraordinary poets for accomplishments made throughout their lifetimes. Smith is known for her poems like "Blood Dazzler" and "Incendiary Art." The award for the Lilly Poetry Prize is $100,000.
Other awards were also chosen, including the Pegasus Award and five poetry fellows. Each will receive their own monetary awards as well.
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