The Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize honors an individual, institution, or group in recognition of exemplary contributions to public humanities in Maine.
Maine poet Gary Lawless will receive the 2017 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize from the Maine Humanities Council. Lawless is the seventh person to receive the Constance H. Carlson Prize since its creation in 1998. Previous honorees include Donald Soctomah, Joseph Conforti, Neil Rolde, Northeast Historic Film, Billie Gammon, and Tabitha King.
Lawless’s contributions to the state of Maine will be honored during a luncheon on March 24, 2017 at Daggett Lounge in Bowdoin College’s Thorne Hall.