Vernita Hall of Philadelphia won the 2017 Grand Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection, Where William Walked. Loreen Lilyn Lee of Seattle won the 2017 Grand Prize for Prose for her memoir, The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir. They each received $1,000 and publication by Willow Books. Remica Bingham-Risher judged in poetry and Reginald Dwayne Betts judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction or creative nonfiction by writers of color. (SEE DEADLINES.) Willow Books, Literature Awards, c/o Aquarius Press, P.O. Box 23096, Detroit, MI 48223. (877) 979-3639.