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Sonya Posmentier

Cultivation and Catastrophe wins MLA's William Sanders Scarborough Prize
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Sonya Posmentier

2013 First Book Institute alum Sonya Posmentier has been awarded the 2017 William Sanders Scarborough Prize by the Modern Language Association for her monograph, Cultivation and Catastrophe: The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017). The prize goes to an outstanding scholarly work in fields associated with Black American literary or cultural studies. Congratulations, Sonya!