The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced the Charles Frankel Prize.

The prize is a new competition that will honor up to five individuals each year for bringing history, literature, philosophy and other humanities disciplines to general audiences.U.S. citizens who have made contributions to the humanities through their books or work in public programs, museum exhibitions, films, television and radio productions or other programs aimed at the general public are eligible for the prize, which will carry a stipend of $5,000.

-NEW YORK (AP) - Marie Howe, Naomi Shihab Nye and John Yau recently were named by The Academy of American Poets as recipients of the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poet Awards.

Each poet receives a prize of $1,000.

Howe has published one book, Nye has three and Yau is the author of seven.