Khaled Mattawa, author of Tocqueville (New Issues, 2010), has been named the recipient of the 2010 Academy Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.
The Fellowship is awarded once a year to a poet for distinguished poetic achievement and provides a stipend of $25,000.
Previous recipients include Li-Young Lee, Gwendolyn Brooks, W. S. Merwin, and James Wright.
Khaled Mattawa will be honored at the fourth annual Poets Forum, October 28-30, in New York City. They will read from their work at the Poets Awards Ceremony and be part of intimate panel discussions on contemporary poetry presented by the Academy of American Poets. (from the press release)