The Library of Virginia announced the winners of the 12th annual Literary Awards during a gala celebration at the library in downtown Richmond. Winners must be Virginia authors or, in the case of nonfiction, have written works on a Virginia subject.
One of the two poets who were the winners of the Weinstein Poetry Prize is Eleanor Ross Taylor, a resident of Chesterbrook Residences. Taylor, who was a longtime resident of Charlottesville, has been publishing books of poetry since 1960. Among her other honors are the Shelley Memorial Prize awarded by the Poetry Society of America and the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern Poetry.
The original announcement can be found in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct. 16, 2009.