Awards

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Awarded annually, the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize honors a living U.S. poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition. Established in 1986 by Ruth Lilly, the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards given to American poets and is one of the largest literary honors for work in the English language.

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Recipients

1986 Adrienne Rich
1987 Philip Levine
1988 Anthony Hecht
1989 Mona Van Duyn
1990 Hayden Carruth
1991 David Wagoner
1992 John Ashbery
1993 Charles Wright
1994 Donald Hall
1995 A.R. Ammons
1996 Gerald Stern
1997 William Matthews
1998 W.S. Merwin
1999 Maxine Kumin
2000 Carl Dennis
2001 Yusef Komunyakaa
2002 Lisel Mueller
2003 Linda Pastan
2004 Kay Ryan
2005 C.K. Williams
2006 Richard Wilbur
2007 Lucille Clifton
2008 Gary Snyder
2009 Fanny Howe
2010 Eleanor Ross Taylor
2011 David Ferry
2012 W. S. Di Piero
2013 Marie Ponsot

 

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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