Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.
The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday that Hass had been given the Wallace Stevens Award for outstanding and proven mastery. The 73-year-old Hass is known for such collections as Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema. Previous winners of the Stevens award include John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich.
ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts.
The network announced Tuesday that Tom Cibrowski, the top executive behind Good Morning America as it passed NBC’s Today show in the ratings, will become a top deputy to news division President James Goldston. As senior vice president of news programs, news gathering and special events, he’ll report to Goldston and promote coordination at all of the network’s broadcasts.
Michael Corn will replace Cibrowski as senior executive producer at Good Morning America.
Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expression.
The Before Columbus Foundation announced Tuesday that Kincaid was cited for the novel See Now Then. White received an Anti-Censorship Award because of his being unfairly removed from the New York Film Critics Circle. In January, he was expelled after allegedly heckling 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen at the group’s annual awards banquet. White, known for his contrarian views, has called the allegations a barrage of lies.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Tommy Sands is 77. Actor G.W. Bailey is 70. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 70. Musician Jeff Cook is 65. Actor Paul Reubens is 62. Musician Alex Lifeson is 61. Rock musician Glen Matlock is 58. Singer Jeffrey Steele is 53. Singer Yolanda Adams is 53. Musician Matthew Basford is 52. Musician Mike Johnson is 49. Rap musician Bobo is 46. Singer Colt Ford is 45. Actress Chandra Wilson is 45. Musician Tony Kanal is 44. Actress Sarah Chalke is 38. Rapper Mase is 37. Actor Aaron Paul is 35. Musician Megan Garrett is 34. Actor Patrick J. Adams is 33. Singer Mario is 28.