BOLLINGEN PRIZE FOR POETRY
BY AN AMERICAN CITIZEN
1949-2003


 
 

ADRIENNE RICH

The Bollingen Prize, awarded for distinguished achievement in American poetry, was originally conferred by the Library of Congress with funds established in 1948 by the philanthropist Paul Mellon. An admirer of the psychoanalyst Carl Jung, Mellon named the prize after the Swiss town where Jung spent his summers. The award was first made annually and then changed to a biennial award in 1965. The award is currently made under the auspices of Yale University to an American citizen for a distinguished book of poetry, or in recognition of a poet's entire achievement.

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2002 Adrienne Rich
2001 Louise Gluck
1999 Robert W. Creeley
1997 Gary Snyder
1995 Kenneth Koch
1993 Mark Strand
1991 Laura Riding Jackson
1991 Donald Justice
1989 Edgar Bowers
1987 Stanley Kunitz
1985 John Ashbery
1985 Fred Chappel
1983 Anthony E. Hecht
1983 John Hollander
1981 May Swenson
1979 W. S. Merwin
1977 David Ignatow
1975 A. R. Ammons
1973 James Marrill
1971 Richard Wilbur
1971 Mona Van Duyn
1969 John Berryman
1969 Karl Shapiro
1967 Robert Penn Warren
1965 Horace Gregory
1962 Robert Frost
1961 Richard Eberhart
1961 John Hall Wheelock
1960 Ivor Winters
1959 Delmore Schwartz
1958 Theodore Roethke
1957 e. e. cummings
1956 Allen Tate
1955 Conrad Aiken
1954 Leonie Adams
1954 Louise Bogan
1953 W. H. Auden
1952 Archibald MacLeish
1952 William Carlos Williams
1951 Marianne Moore
1950 John Crowe Ransom
1949 Wallace Stevens

 
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