LENORE MARSHALL POETRY PRIZE
1975-2002
   MADELINE DeFREES

In 1994 The Academy of American Poets was selected by the New Hope Foundation to administer the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in conjunction with The Nation magazine. Established in 1975, this $10,000 award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. Submissions are accepted each year from April 1 to June 1. The Prize honors the memory of Lenore Marshall (1897-1971), a poet, novelist, essayist, and political activist. The contest is open to books by living American poets published in a standard edition (40 pages or more in length and 500 or more copies); self-published books are not eligible. The winners of the award from 1975-2002 are as follows:

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2002 Madeline DeFrees Blue Dusk
2001 Fanny Howe Selected Poems
2000 David Ferry Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations
1999 Wanda Coleman Bathwater Wine
1998 Mark Jarman Questions for Ecclesiastes
1997 Robert Pinsky The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems, 1966-1996
1996 Charles Wright Chickamauga
1995 Marilyn Hacker Winter Numbers
1994 W.S. Merwin Travels
1993 Thom Gunn The Man with Night Sweats
1992 Adrienne Rich An Atlas of the Difficult World
1991 John Haines New Poems, 1980-1988
1990 Michael Ryan God Hunger
1989 Thomas McGrath Selected Poems, 1938-1988
1988 Josephine Jacobsen The Sisters: New and Selected Poems
1987 Donald Hall The Happy Man
1986 Howard Moss New Selected Poems
1985 John Ashbery A Wave
1984 Josephine Miles Collected Poems, 1930-1983
1983 George Starbuck The Argot Merchant Disaster
1982 John Logan The Bridge of Change: Poems, 1974-1980
1981 Sterling A. Brown The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown
1980 Stanley Kunitz The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978
1979 Hayden Carruth Brothers, I Loved You All
1978 Allen Tate Collected Poems, 1919-1976
1977 Philip Levine The Names of the Lost
1976 Denise Levertov The Freeing of the Dust
1975 Cid Corman O/I

 
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