I'm still looking for "diversity" here among the winners. Are there no artists of color who "inspired us this year and give us hope for the year to come"? From my limited experience with the Twin Cities arts and letters scene, I have been inspired and given hope by many major award-winning artist of color: Rosy Simas, Mankwe Ndosi, Dyani White Hawk, Bao Phi, Louise Erdrich, Wing Young Huie, Tish Jones, Marcus Young, Missy Whiteman, Katie Ka Vang, Ananya Chatterjea, Jomama Jones, Ed Bok Lee, Heid Erdrich, Jim Denomie. These are just the few who's work I have been privileged to encounter.
Tell "us" about it. Who curates the list? Who represents?