T. S. Eliot Prize (Truman State University)

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This article is about the poetry prize administered by Truman State University. For the poetry prize administered by the Poetry Book Society, see T. S. Eliot Prize.

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is awarded annually by Truman State University, which is a United States university located in Missouri. First awarded in 1997, the prize is given "for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot’s considerable intellectual and artistic legacy".[1] The prize includes publication of the collection as well as a purse of $2000. Poets submit their unpublished collections to Truman State University Press for each year's competition. A well-known poet is chosen each year to judge the collections, and to select the winner and several finalists.

List of winners[edit]

The winners, collection titles, and judges of the annual Prize are listed below. In addition to the winner, several finalists are announced for each year's competition. The complete list of winners and finalists is posted at the Truman State University Press website.[2] As examples, Deborah Warren and A. M. Juster were finalists, and both Patty Seyburn and Daniel Bourne have been finalists twice.

Winners of the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry[2]
Year Poet Collection Judge
2012 David Livewell Shackamaxon Sandra McPherson
2011 B. K. Fisher Mutiny Gallery Tony Barnstone
2010 Dean Rader Works and Days Claudia Keelan
2009 David Moolten Primitive Mood Virgil Suárez
2008 Victoria Brockmeier my maiden cowboy names Grace Schulman
2007 Carol V. Davis Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg Alberto Rios
2006 Rebecca Dunham The Miniature Room Naomi Shihab Nye
2005 Mona Lisa Saloy Red Beans and Ricely Yours Ishmael Reed
2004 Michael Sowder The Empty Boat Diane Wakoski
2003 Barbara Campbell Erotic Distance C. D. Wright
2002 James Gurley Human Cartography David Wagoner
2001 Christopher Bakken After Greece Lynne McMahon
2000 H. L. Hix Rational Numbers Dana Gioia
1999 David Keplinger The Rose Inside Mary Oliver
1998 Rhina Espaillat Where Horizons Go X. J. Kennedy
1997 William Baer The Unfortunates Samuel Maio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Truman State University Press - Prizes". Truman State University. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  2. ^ a b "T. S. Eliot Prize - Winners and Finalists". Truman State University. Retrieved 2011-03-09.