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Joy Harjo is the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize recipient.

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Awarded annually, the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize honors a living US 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.

2017 LILLY PRIZE

Recipient: Joy Harjo

Committee members:
Elizabeth Burke-Dain
Katherine Litwin
Don Share
Steve Young