|The Robert Creeley Poetry Award | Acton | 2007
The Robert Creeley Poetry Award was established in 2001 to honor former Acton resident and renown poet Robert Creeley. Each year the Acton Memorial Library honors a different nationally and internationally-known published poet. That poet participates in an award ceremony and reading, and visits the local high school to encourage writing and the appreciation of good poetry and prose. In the six years since the award was established, hundreds of students have benefited from interaction with the honored poets. In addition, each award recipient is asked to recommend new books for the library's holdings; and since the award's inception approximately 100 books have been selected by the poets. Finally, local poets are invited to perform at the award ceremony as a showcase of Acton's local talent. Since 2001 the Robert Creeley award has honored: Robert Creeley (2001); Galway Kinnell (2002), Grace Paley (2003), Martin Espada (2004), C. D. Wright (2005) and Carolyn Forch(2006).
Funded by the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council in 2007
Grant Recipient: Acton Memorial Library, $1,000