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Encyclopedia > Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is awarded annually by The Poetry Foundation; the Foundation also publishes Poetry. The Prize was established in 1986 by Ruth Lilly; the $100,000 prize honors a living U.S. poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition. Poetry, published in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world. ...


2006 Richard Wilbur
2005 C. K. Williams
2004 Kay Ryan
2003 Linda Pastan
2002 Lisel Mueller
2001 Yusef Komunyakaa
2000 Carl Dennis
1999 Maxine Kumin
1998 W.S. Merwin
1997 William Matthews
1996 Gerald Stern
1995 A.R. Ammons
1994 Donald Hall
1993 Charles Wright
1992 John Ashbery
1991 David Wagoner
1990 Hayden Carruth
1989 Mona Van Duyn
1988 Anthony Hecht
1987 Philip Levine
1986 Adrienne Rich
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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. ...

External links

  • Awards Homepage of The Poetry Foundation.

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Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize - Table - MSN Encarta (40 words)
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize - Table - MSN Encarta
This annual award is given in the United States by Poetry magazine and includes a cash prize of $75,000.
The award was established in 1986 by Ruth Lilly, an Indianapolis philanthropist.
Poetry (696 words)
The prize was endowed in 1999 through a fund established by Bonnie Larkin Nims, trustees of the Poetry Foundation, and friends of the late poet, translator, and editor of Poetry.
The prize was established in 2002 by The Friends of Literature, founded in Chicago in 1934 to enable the study of literature and to honor those who create it.
The Union League Civic and Arts Poetry Prize for a young poet was presented annually from 1951 to 1972, and re-established in 1993 through the generosity of the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation.
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