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)
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