Richard Wilbur Award

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The Richard Wilbur Award is an American poetry award and publishing prize given by University of Evansville in Indiana. It is named in honor of the American poet Richard Wilbur[A] and was established by William Baer, a professor at the University of Evansville. This biennial competition (awarded in even-numbered years) amongst all American poets awards publication of the winning manuscript by the University of Evansville Press and a small monetary prize.[5]

Open to all American poets, except previous Wilbur Award winners, the contest is “[n]amed in honor of the distinguished American poet Richard Wilbur, and welcomes submissions of unpublished, original poetry collections (public domain or permission-secured translations may comprise up to one-third of the manuscript). ... Winning manuscripts will reflect the thoughtful humanity and careful metrical craftsmanship of Richard Wilbur’s poetry." The 2019 contest is being judged by Ned Balbo.[5] The award has an entry fee of $25 per manuscript, and the prize is $1000 plus publication.[6] After the retirement of Dr. William Baer in 2015, Professor Rob Griffith became of the director of the competition.

The submissions are judged without knowing the identity of the contributors.[5]

NPR journalist Michel Martin called it a "prestigious award".[7] Journalist Julie Gunter in National Catholic Reporter considered the award to be "coveted". [8]

Winners[edit]

Source 1998-2007: [9]

Year Winner Collection/Work Ref(s)
1998 Robert Daseler Levering Avenue [10][11]
1999 A. E. Stallings Archaic Smile [12][13][14]
2000 Len Krisak Even As We Speak [15][16][17][18][19][20]
2001 Rhina Espaillat Rehearsing Absence [21][22]
2002 A. M. Juster The Secret Language of Women [7][23][24]
2003 Thomas Carper Distant Blue [25][26]
2004 Alfred Nicol Winter Light [27][28]
2005 Chelsea Rathburn The Shifting Line [29]
2006 Richard Wakefield East of Early Winters [8][30][31]
2007 David Stephenson Rhythm and Blues [32]
2008 Deborah Warren Dream with Flowers and Bowl of Fruit [33]
2009 Susan McLean The Best Disguise [34][35]
2010 Marion Shore Sand Castle [36]
2011 Robert W. Crawford The Empty Chair [37][38]
2012 William Bell The Picnic in the Rain [39]
2013 Paul Lake The Republic of Virtue [40]
2014 Maryann Corbett Mid Evil [42]
2015 Midge Goldberg Snowman's Code [43][44]
2016 Catherine Chandler The Frangible Hour [45]
2017 Adam Tavel Catafalque [46]
2018 Ned Balbo 3 Nights of the Perseids [47][48][49]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Poet Laureate and two time Pulitzer Prize winner.[1][2][3][4]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Gordon, Jane (October 16, 2005), "The University of Verse", The New York Times, retrieved July 18, 2011
  2. ^ "Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96". The New York Times. October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Ferney, Mark (October 15, 2017). "Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer-winning poet, dies at 96". Boston Globe. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Aizenman, Hannah (October 16, 2017). "Richard Wilbur in the New Yorker". The New Yorker.
  5. ^ a b c "THE RICHARD WILBUR AWARD: COMPLETE GUIDELINES FOR 2019 Award $1,000 Prize & Book Publication – Deadline: December 1, 2018 Final Judge: Ned Balbo" (PDF). University of Evansville. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Richard Wilbur Award". Poets & Writers. Retrieved October 12, 2018.[dead link]
  7. ^ a b Martin, Michel (February 21, 2013). "Former Social Security Boss On The Real Problem". Tell Me More. Retrieved October 12, 2018 – via NPR.
  8. ^ a b Gunter, Julie (January 24, 2015). "Poet attuned to the daily miracles in life". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Richard Wilbur Award". University of Evansville Press. Archived from the original on 2009-08-13.
  10. ^ Daseler 1998.
  11. ^ "Review: Levering Avenue Poems". Kirkus Reviews. Kirkus Associates, LP. (0-930982–51-7). 1999. Wyatt Prunty picked West Coast playwright and state library executive Daseler for this years Richard Wilbur Award: a first book of 60 sonnets that does manage to find richness and diversity within the repetition of form. ... Daselers volume builds to... its final argument: his wife's love was all, and the immediately necessary struggle is to triumph over grief. A strong debut that finds its emotional balance: sentimental but not mopey.
  12. ^ "MacArthur 'Genius' Grants Announced". AWP Writer. September 21, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2018. A. E. Stallings, 43, is author of two collections of poetry, Hapax and Archaic Smile, winner of the Richard Wilbur Award.
  13. ^ Stallings 1999.
  14. ^ The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-century American Poetry edited by Rita Dove. Penguin books. p. 561.
  15. ^ Krisak 2000.
  16. ^ "Len Krisak". Pow Wow River Poets. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  17. ^ Espaillat, Rhina P. (May 2001). "Featured Poet (Interviewed): Len Krisak". Able Muse. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "Len Krisak to Read His Poetry on Wednesday". Mount Holyoke College. September 24, 2002. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Newburyport Literary Festival: Poetry".[dead link]
  20. ^ Lombardy, Anthony. "ERRORS IN THE SCRIPT by Greg Williamson; EVEN AS WE SPEAK by Len Krisak; INTERROGATIONS AT NOON by Dana Gioia". The New Formalist. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  21. ^ Espaillat, Rhina Polonia (2001). Rehearsing Absence: Poems. Richard Wilbur Award 4. University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982541. ISBN 9780930982546.
  22. ^ Blackwood, Nicole (January 13, 2017). "Rhina Espaillat poet and translator". Mythos. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  23. ^ Espaillat 2001.
  24. ^ Micah Mattix (January 9, 2016). "Verse Riddles. Review: Saint Aldhelm's Riddles". The Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved October 12, 2018. Winner of the 2002 Richard Wilbur Award for his first collection of original poems, The Secret Language of Women
  25. ^ Carper 2003.
  26. ^ Carper, Thomas; Attridge, Derek (October 17, 2003). Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry. New York: Routledge. p. i. ISBN 9780415311748.
  27. ^ Nicol 2004.
  28. ^ Holder, Doug (March 11, 2007). "Alfred Nicol: From Printer to Award-Winning Poet". Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  29. ^ Rathburn 2005.
  30. ^ Wakefield 2006.
  31. ^ Wilson, James Matthew. " "For Craft and Country.(East of Early Winters)(Book review)" – via HighBeam Research.(subscription required)
  32. ^ Stephenson 2008.
  33. ^ Warren 2008.
  34. ^ McLean 2009.
  35. ^ Pepple, Alexander; Coyle, Bill; Dobrown, Mitch (Winter 2016). "A review of poetry, prose & art". Able Muse (No. 22 - print edition)): 136. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  36. ^ Shore 2011.
  37. ^ Crawford 2012.
  38. ^ Hartig, Jean (November 2011). "Robert Crawford won Richard Wilbur Award". Poets & Writers. 39 (6).
  39. ^ Bell 2012.
  40. ^ Lake 2013.
  41. ^ Corbett 2015.
  42. ^ Corbett, Maryann. "Maryann Corbett". Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  43. ^ Goldberg 2016.
  44. ^ Goldberg, Midge. "Midge Goldberg". Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  45. ^ Chandler 2016.
  46. ^ Tavel 2018.
  47. ^ Balbo 2018.
  48. ^ Balbo, Ned. "About Ned Balbo". Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  49. ^ Balbo, Ned. "Ned Balbo Books". Retrieved October 22, 2018.

Bibliography, Richard Wilbur Series Award books in Chronological order[edit]

  • Daseler, Robert (November 1, 1998). Levering Avenue Poems. Richard Wilbur Award, 1 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982509.
  • Stallings, Alicia Elsbeth (1999). Archaic Smile: Poems. Richard Wilbur Award, 2 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982525.
  • Krisak, Len (2000). Even As We Speak. Richard Wilbur Award, 3 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982533.
  • Espaillat, Rhina Polonia (2001). Rehearsing Absence: Poems. Richard Wilbur Award 4 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982541.
  • Juster, A. M. (2001). The secret language of women: poems. Richard Wilbur Award 5 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 093098255X.
  • Carper, Thomas (2003). Distant Blue (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 6 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 9780930982577.
  • Nicol, Alfred (August 2004). Winter Light (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 7 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982584.
  • Rathburn, Chelsea (August 2005). The shifting line: poems (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 8 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982606.
  • Wakefield, Richard (December 5, 2006). East of Early Winters (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 9 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982630.
  • Stephenson, David (January 1, 2008). Rhythm and Blues (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 10 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982657.
  • Warren, Deborah (December 10, 2008). Dream With Flowers and Bowl of Fruit (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 11 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982665.
  • McLean, Susan (November 20, 2009). The Best Disguise (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 12 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982681.
  • Shore, Marion (January 1, 2011). Sand Castle (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 13 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 093098269X.
  • Crawford, Robert W. (March 23, 2012). The Empty Chair (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 14 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982703.
  • Bell, William F. (December 3, 2012). The Picnic in the Rain (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 15 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982711.
  • Lake, Paul (December 31, 2013). The Republic of Virtue (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 16 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982738.
  • Corbett, Maryann (January 1, 2015). Mid Evil (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 17 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982746.
  • Chandler, Catherine (2016). The Frangible Hour: Poems (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 18 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982762.
  • Goldberg, Midge (March 1, 2016). Snowman's Code (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 19 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 0930982754.
  • Tavel, Adam (June 30, 2018). Catafalque (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 20 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press. ISBN 9780930982775.
  • Balbo, Ned (2018). 3 Nights of the Perseids (Hardcover). Richard Wilbur Award, 21 (1st ed.). University of Evansville Press.