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Encyclopedia > Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Established in 1975, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize is (currently) a $25,000 award recognizing the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. The prize is endowed by a gift to the Academy from the New Hope Foundation. In 1994, the Academy of American Poets (in conjunction with The Nation) was chosen to administer the prize. The Academy of American Poets is the largest organization in the United States dedicated to the art of poetry. ... The Nation is the name of several newspapers, periodicals or magazines in different countries, including: The Nation, an Irish Nationalist newspaper founded by Thomas Davis and Charles Gavan Duffy in the 1840s. ...

The prize honors Lenore Marshall, poet, novelist, essayist, and nuclear activist.

Previous Nominees and Winners

(Winners in bold)

  • 2005 (Judges: Louise Gluck, Robert Pinsky, Alan Shapiro)
    • Anne Winters, The Displaced Capital
    • Marianne Boruch, Poems: New and Selected
    • Sharon Olds, Strike Sparks
    • Claudia Rankine, Don't Let Me Be Lonely
    • Michael Ryan, New and Selected Poems
    • Jean Valentine, Door in the Mountain: New and Selected Poems
  • 2004 (Judges: Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman and Harryette Mullen)
    • Donald Revell, My Mojave
    • Carolyn Forche, The Blue Hour
    • Mark McNorris, The Blaze of the Poui
    • Reginald Shepherd, Otherhood
    • Rosemarie Waldrop, Blindsight
  • 2003 (Judges: Andrew Hudgins, Judith Ortiz Cofer and Robert Wrigley)
    • Eamon Grennan, Still Life with Waterfall
    • Laura Kasischke, Dance and Disappear
    • Charles Martin, Starting from Sleep
    • Suzanne Paola, The Lives of the Saints
    • Natasha Trethewey, Bellocqs Ophelia
    • Dean Young, Skid

External links

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize home (AAP)

  Results from FactBites:
The Academy of American Poets (933 words)
The Marshall prize is an annual award of $25,000 for the best book of poetry published in the United States during the previous year.
The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize was established by the New Hope Foundation in 1975 and is now administered by the Academy of American Poets in conjunction with The Nation.
Lenore Marshall published three novels, three books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and selections from her notebooks.
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