D.A. Powell / Photo by Trane DeVore

Who knew that poetry could be a lucrative career?

San Francisco poet D.A. Powell has won the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Prize, bestowed by Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif., for his collection, "Chronic: Poems," published by Graywolf Press of Minneapolis.

This is the second Graywolf book to win the prize in as many years. Last year, New York poet Matthea Harvey won for "Modern Life," published in October 2008 by Graywolf.

The Kingsley Tufts Prize was established in 1992 and is awarded annually to mid-career poets. It carries an award of $100,000. "Chronic" was also recently named a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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