Late last year we told you about Cave Canem's announcement  of the inaugural Cave Canem  Northwestern Press Poetry Prize, a second book award for African American poets. Six months later, the nonprofit has announced the first winner of the prize: Indigo Moor  for his book Through the Stonecutter's Window. John Keene , who, along with Reginald Gibbons  and Parneshia Jones, judged the prize, wrote that Moor's poems "open a sustained and impressive dialogue with the visual arts, history, the natural world, and the poet's dreams and nightmares, while dancing poly-rhythmically across and down each page."
Moor's first poetry collection, Tap-Root, was published in 2006 by Main Street Rag  as part of its Editor's Select Poetry Series. Northwestern University Press  will publish Through the Stonecutter's Window in March 2010.
In addition, two poets received honorable mention: Remica Bingham  for "What We Ask of Flesh" and JoAnne McFarland for "Acid Rain."