Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music.  It has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, published during the preceding calendar year.



2017 - Olio by Tyehimba Jess
2016 - Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian (1951-)
2015 - Digest by Gregory Pardlo (1968-)
2014 - 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri (1954-)

2013 - Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds (1942-)
2012 - Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (1972-)
2011 - The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (1945-)
2010 - Versed by Rae Armantrout (1947-)
2009 - The Shadow of Sirius by W. S. Merwin (1927-)
2008 - Time and Materials by Robert Hass (1941-) & Failure by Philip Schultz (1945-)
2007 - Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (1966-)
2006 - Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (1957-2014)
2005 - Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser (1939-)
2004 - Walking to Martha's Vineyard by Franz Wright (1953-2015)
2003 - Moy Sand and Gravel by Paul Muldoon (1951-)
2002 - Practical Gods by Carl Dennis (1939-)
2001 - Different Hours by Stephen Dunn (1939-)
2000 - Repair by C. K. Williams (1936-2015)
1999 - Blizzard of One by Mark Strand (1934-2014)
1998 - Black Zodiac by Charles Wright (1935-)
1997 - Alive Together: New and Selected Poems by Lisel Mueller (1924-)
1996 - The Dream of the Unified Field by Jorie Graham (1950-)
1995 - The Simple Truth by Philip Levine (1928-2015)
1994 - Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa (1947-)
1993 - The Wild Iris by Louise Glück (1943-)
1992 - Selected Poems by James Tate (1943-2015)
1991 - Near Changes by Mona Van Duyn (1921-2004)
1990 - The World Doesn't End by Charles Simic (1938-)
1989 - New and Collected Poems by Richard Wilbur (1921-)
1988 - Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems by William Meredith (1919-2007)
1987 - Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove (1952-)
1986 - The Flying Change by Henry S. Taylor (1942-)
1985 - Yin by Carolyn Kizer (1925-2014)
1984 - American Primitive by Mary Oliver (1935-)
1983 - Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell (1927-2014)
1982 - The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
1981 - The Morning of the Poem by James Schuyler (1923-1991)
1980 - Selected Poems by Donald Justice (1925-2004)
1979 - Now and Then by Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)
1978 - Collected Poems by Howard Nemerov (1920-1991)
1977 - Divine Comedies by James Merrill (1926-1995)
1976 - Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery (1927-)
1975 - Turtle Island by Gary Snyder (1930-)
1974 - The Dolphin by Robert Lowell (1917-1977)
1973 - Up Country by Maxine Kumin (1925-2014)
1972 - Collected Poems by James Wright (1927-1980)
1971 - The Carrier of Ladders by William S. Merwin (1927-)
1970 - Untitled Subjects by Richard Howard (1929-)
1969 - Of Being Numerous by George Oppen (1908-1984)
1968 - The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht (1923-2004)
1967 - Live or Die by Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
1966 - Selected Poems by Richard Eberhart (1904-2005)
1965 - 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman (1914-1972)
1964 - At The End Of The Open Road by Louis Simpson (1923-2012)
1963 - Pictures from Brueghel by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
1962 - Poems by Alan Dugan (1923-2003)
1961 - Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades by Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978)
1960 - Heart's Needle by W. D. Snodgrass (1926-2009)
1959 - Selected Poems 1928-1958 by Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006)
1958 - Promises: Poems 1954-1956 by Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)
1957 - Things of This World by Richard Wilbur (1921-)
1956 - Poems - North & South by Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
1955 - Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
1954 - The Waking by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
1953 - Collected Poems 1917–1952 by Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982)
1952 - Collected Poems by Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
1951 - Complete Poems by Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
1950 - Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
1949 - Terror and Decorum by Peter Viereck (1916-2006)
1948 - The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
1947 - Lord Weary's Castle by Robert Lowell (1917-1977)
1945 - V-Letter and Other Poems by Karl Shapiro (1913-2000)
1944 - Western Star by Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943)
1943 - A Witness Tree by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
1942 - The Dust Which Is God by William Rose Benét (1886-1950)
1941 - Sunderland Capture by Leonard Bacon (1887-1954)
1940 - Collected Poems by Mark Van Doren (1894-1970)
1939 - Selected Poems by John Gould Fletcher (1886-1950)
1938 - Cold Morning Sky by Marya Zaturenska (1902-1982)
1937 - A Further Range by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
1936 - Strange Holiness by Robert P. T. Coffin (1892-1955)
1935 - Bright Ambush by Audrey Wurdemann (1911-1960)
1934 - Collected Verse by Robert Hillyer (1895-1961)
1933 - Conquistador by Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982)
1932 - The Flowering Stone by George Dillon (1906-1968)
1931 - Collected Poems by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
1930 - Selected Poems by Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
1929 - John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943)
1928 - Tristram by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
1927 - Fiddler's Farewell by Leonora Speyer (1872-1956)
1926 - What's O'Clock by Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
1925 - The Man Who Died Twice by Edwin Arlington Robinson(1869-1935)
1924 - New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
1923 - The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver: A Few Figs from Thistles: Eight Sonnets in American Poetry, 1922. A Miscellany by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
1922 - Collected Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
1919 - (Special Citations) Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) and Margaret Widdemer (1884-1978)
1918 - (Special Citation) Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

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