NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
FOR POETRY
1975-2003
 

Winners are selected by a 24-member board of critics from around the country. Books are often recommended to the board by about 600 general members of the Circle. The award for Poetry was first made in 1975.

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2003 Susan Stewart Columbarium
2002 B.H. Fairchild Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest
2001 Albert Goldbarth Saving Lives: Poems
2000 Judy Jordan Carolina Ghost Woods
1999 Ruth Stone Ordinary Words
1998 Marie Ponsot The Bird Catcher
1997 Charles Wright Black Zodiac
1996 Robert Hass Sun Under Wood
1995 William Matthews Time and Money
1994 Mark Rudman Rider
1993 Mark Doty My Alexandria
1992 Hayden Carruth Collected Shorter Poems
1991 Albert Goldbarth Heaven and Earth
1990 Amy Gerstler Bitter Angel
1989 Rodney Jones Transparent Jestures
1988 Donald Hall The One Day
1987 C.K. Williams Flesh and Blood
1986 Edward Hirsch Wild Gratitude
1985 Louise Gluck The Triumph of Achilles
1984 Sharon Olds The Dead and the Living
1983 James Merrill The Changing Light at Sandover
1982 Katha Pollitt Antarctic Traveler
1981 A.R. Ammons A Coast of Trees
1980 Frederick Seidel Sunrise
1979 Philip Levine Ashes and Seven Years from Nowhere
1978 L.E. Sissman Hello Darkness: The Collected Poems of L.E. Sissman
1977 Robert Lowell Day by Day
1976 Elizabeth Bishop Geography III
1975 John Ashberry Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

 
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