cookies • Frank Bidart of Wellesley College has won the prestigious Bollingen Prize in Poetry, awarded every two years by the Yale University Library for the best book published in the previous two years, or for lifetime achievement. The prize carries a $100,000 cash award. The prizewinning book is Star Dust, published in 2005. Bidart, who has taught at Wellesley since 1972, has published four previous books.
booknapping • The story we reported on Monday from the Prensa Latina news service about Miami Dade parents kidnapping books on Cuba from the school library in order to ‘ban’ them – has finally been reported in the main stream media.