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Martín Espada is the 2018 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.

2018 LILLY PRIZE

Recipient: Martín Espada

Committee members:
Katherine Litwin
Ydalmi Noriega
Don Share
Stephen Young