Honors and Awards

• Afaa Michael Weaver, professor of English at Simmons College in Boston, was awarded the Pushcart Prize for his poem “American Income.” The prize is given to authors and poets whose works are published by small companies.

Weaver dropped out of the University of Maryland at the age of 18. It would be 17 years later before he received a bachelor’s degree at Excelsior College. He later earned a master’s degree from Brown University.