Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

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The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is awarded annually by The Poetry Foundation; the foundation also publishes Poetry. The prize was established in 1986 by Ruth Lilly. The prize honors a living U.S. poet whose "lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition"; its value is $100,000[1][2] making it one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The prize has been called "among the most prestigious awards that can be won by an American poet".[3]

Winners[edit]

The following list is based on the listing by the Poetry Foundation.[1]

2013: Marie Ponsot[4]
2012: W. S. Di Piero[5]
2011: David Ferry[6]
2010: Eleanor Ross Taylor
2009: Fanny Howe
2008: Gary Snyder
2007: Lucille Clifton
2006: Richard Wilbur
2005: C. K. Williams
2004: Kay Ryan
2003: Linda Pastan
2002: Lisel Mueller
2001: Yusef Komunyakaa

2000: Carl Dennis
1999: Maxine Kumin
1998: W. S. Merwin
1997: William Matthews
1996: Gerald Stern
1995: A. R. Ammons
1994: Donald Hall
1993: Charles Wright
1992: John Ashbery
1991: David Wagoner

1990: Hayden Carruth
1989: Mona Van Duyn
1988: Anthony Hecht
1987: Philip Levine
1986: Adrienne Rich

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Awards", webpage maintained by The Poetry Foundation. Online version retrieved May 22, 2008.
  2. ^ Kinzer, Stephen (2004). "Poetry Starts to Wear $100 Million Crown", The New York Times October 7, 2004. Online version retrieved May 22, 2008.
  3. ^ Mccauley, Mary Carole (May 9, 2007). "Poet turns a page in poetry prize history". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.pw.org/content/marie_ponsot_wins_ruth_lilly_poetry_prize
  5. ^ "W.S. Di Piero Awarded 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize". Poetry Foundation. April 17, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "David Ferry Awarded 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize". Poetry Foundation. April 12, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011.