Crystal Boson, an American Studies Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas, has been awarded a 2014 Langston Hughes writing award. Boson's writing focuses on intersectional identities and the way these bodies navigate hostile landscapes. She has been published in Callaloo, Pank, and The Black Bottom, and she has two chapbooks, “The Icarus Series” and “The Queer Texas Prayerbook.”
The award, co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and Lawrence Arts Center, provides $500 to each winner who continue in Hughes' tradition of portraying life experience through poetry and prose.
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