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Minnie Bruce Pratt
Minnie Bruce Pratt (1946- ) is seen at the New York State Fair in Syracuse in September 2008. An eminent U.S. poet whose career
includes teaching, scholarly publishing, and political activism, Pratt's poetry has earned her numerous accolades, including
New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the Lamont Poetry award. She was born in Selma, raised in Centreville, and earned
her bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama. Pratt earned her doctorate in 1978 and has taught writing and gender studies
courses at top universities.