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Encyclopedia > Wallace Stevens Award

The Wallace Stevens Award is a major annual American literary award for mastery of poetry in the English language. It is awarded by the Academy of American Poets, and honors Wallace Stevens, who was one of the most distinguished American poets of the 20th century. The award, established in 1994, presently includes a stipend of $100,000. The Academy of American Poets is the largest organization in the United States dedicated to the art of poetry. ... Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was a major American Modernist poet. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

The year 2007 in literature involves some significant new books. ... Charles Simic (born Dušan Simić, May 9, 1938 in Belgrade, Serbia) is a Serbian-American poet and the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States. ... // Events June 26, 2006: J.K. Rowling reaveals that two characters will die in the seventh book of the Harry Potter series. ... Michael Palmer (b. ... // Events February 25 - Canada Reads selects Rockbound by Frank Parker Day as the novel to be read across the nation. ... Gerald Stern (born 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Jewish-American poet. ... // Canada Reads selects Guy Vanderhaeghes The Last Crossing to be read across the nation. ... Mark Strand (born April 11, 1934) is an American poet, born in Canada. ... See also: 2002 in literature, other events of 2003, 2004 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921), is a United States poet. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Ruth Stone Ruth Stone (born June 8, 1915, in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American poet, recipient of the 2002 National Book Award for poetry. ... See also: 2000 in literature, other events of 2001, 2002 in literature, list of years in literature. ... John Ashbery John Ashbery (born July 28, 1927) is an American poet. ... See also: 1999 in literature, other events of 2000, 2001 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Frank Bidart (b. ... See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Jackson Mac Low (September 12, 1922 - December 8, 2004) was an American poet, performance artist, composer and playwright, known to most readers of poetry as a practioneer of systematic chance operations and other non-intentional compositional methods in his work, which Mac Low first experienced in the musical work of... See also: 1997 in literature, other events of 1998, 1999 in literature, list of years in literature. ... A.R. Ammons (1926-2001) was an American author and poet. ... See also: 1996 in literature, other events of 1997, 1998 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Anthony Ivan Hecht, (January 16, 1923-October 20, 2004), was an American poet. ... See also: 1995 in literature, other events of 1996, 1997 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Adrienne Rich (born May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American feminist, poet, teacher, and writer. ... See also: 1994 in literature, other events of 1995, 1996 in literature, list of years in literature. ... James Hugh Joseph Tate (1910-1983), U.S. politician James Tate (writer) b. ... See also: 1993 in literature, other events of 1994, 1995 in literature, list of years in literature. ... William Stanley (W.S.) Merwin was born on September 30, 1927 in New York City and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and Scranton, Pennsylvania. ...

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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 Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award site


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Wallace Stevens - definition of Wallace Stevens in Encyclopedia (898 words)
Stevens' subjects are the interplay between imagination and reality, and the relation between consciousness and the world.
Stevens sees the poet (who, as for Wordsworth, is qualitatively the same as other people) as continually creating and discarding cognitive depictions of the world.
Stevens also believed that, for life to be worth living or (what was for him a very similar thing) poetry to be worth reading, the words we choose to express the world must constantly change.
Wallace Stevens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1157 words)
Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and attended Harvard, after which he moved to New York City and briefly worked as a journalist.
Stevens died in 1955 at the age of seventy-six.
Stevens is a rare example of a poet whose main output came at a fairly advanced age.
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