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Encyclopedia > National Poetry Series

The National Poetry Series is an American literary awards program.


Every year since 1979 it has sponsored the publication of five books of poetry. Manuscripts are solicited through an annual open competition, judged and chosen by poets of national stature, and issued by various publishers. The Chinese poem Quatrain on Heavenly Mountain by Emperor Gaozong (Song Dynasty) Poetry (from the Greek , poiesis, a making or creating) is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible meaning. ...


Winners

Year Book Author Judge
2006 The Scented Fox Laynie Browne of Oakland, California Alice Notley
2006 Novel Pictorial Noise Noah Eli Gordon of Denver, Colorado John Ashbery
2006 Veil and Burn Laurie Clements Lambeth of Houston, Texas Maxine Kumin
2006 Vertigo Martha Ronk of Los Angeles, California C.D. Wright
2006 Nervous Systems William Stobb of La Crosse, Wisconsin August Kleinzahler
2005 The Resurrection Machine Steve Gehrke T.R. Hummer
2005 The Anatomy Theater Nadine Meyer John Koethe
2005 Teahouse of the Almighty Patricia Smith Edward Sanders
2005 Three, Breathing S.A. Stepanek Mary Ruefle
2005 An Almost Pure Empty Walking Tryfon Tolides Mary Karr
2004 The Welcome David Friedman Stephen Dunn
2004 leadbelly Tyehimba Jess Brigit Pegeen Kelly
2004 PYX Corinne Lee Pattiann Rogers
2004 Starred Wire Ange Mlinko Bob Holman
2004 Corruption Camille Norton Campbell McGrath
2003 Shiva's Drum Stephen Cramer Grace Schulman
2003 Citizen Andrew Feld Ellen Bryant Voigt
2003 Murder (a violet) Raymond McDaniel Anselm Hollo
2003 The White Train John Spaulding Henry Taylor
2003 Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross Mark Yakich James Galvin

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See also

Emily Dickinson, one of the best known American poets. ... This is a list of awards that are, or have been, given out to writers of poetry, either for a specific poem, collection of poems, or body of work. ... A list of famous prizes, medals and awards including cups, trophies, bowls, badges, state decorations etc. ... This page indexes the individual year in poetry, the decade in poetry and the century in poetry pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

External links

  • The National Poetry Series home page, where the list of winners since 1979 can be found.

 
 

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