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Former UNC professor Lou Lipsitz was awarded the 2010 Blue Lynx Prize for his collection of poetry, “If This World Falls Apart.” It is his fourth full-length book of poems.

The award carries a $2,000 cash award.

Lipsitz was a political science professor at the University for more than 30 years.

Lipsitz’s newest book will be released in April 2011.

He has been a practicing psychotherapist since he left the University.

The award is given to a poet from the United States every year for a full-length book of poetry.

The award also guarantees publication by Lynx House Press, an independent publisher based in Spokane, Wash.

The final judge for the award was Christopher Buckley.

The deadline for next year’s contest is May 15, 2011.

Lynx House Press has been sponsoring the competition since 1996. Lipsitz’s first book, “Cold Water,” was released in 1967.

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