Awards & Winners

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Pulitzer Prize

Date Established : 1922

Check all the winners of Pulitzer Prize for Poetry presented under Pulitzer Prize since 1922 .

Vijay Seshadri

Honored for : 3 Sections

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Adrian Matejka The Big Smoke
Morri Creech The Sleep of Reason
Vijay Seshadri 3 Sections

Sharon Olds

Honored for : Stag's Leap

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jack Gilbert Collected Poems
Bruce Weigl The Abundance of Nothing
Sharon Olds Stag's Leap

Tracy K. Smith

Honored for : Life on Mars

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tracy K. Smith Life on Mars
Forrest Gander Core Samples from the World
Ron Padgett How Long

Kay Ryan

Honored for : The Best of It: New and Selected Poems

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kay Ryan The Best of It: New and Selected Poems
Maurice Manning The Common Man
Jean Valentine Break the Glass

Rae Armantrout

Honored for : Versed

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lucia Perillo Inseminating the Elephant
Angie Estes Tryst
Rae Armantrout Versed

W. S. Merwin

Honored for : The Shadow of Sirius

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
W. S. Merwin The Shadow of Sirius
Frank Bidart Watching the Spring Festival
Ruth Stone What Love Comes To

Philip Schultz

Honored for : Failure

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ellen Bryant Voigt Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006
Robert Hass Time and Materials: Poems, 1997-2005
Philip Schultz Failure

Robert Hass

Honored for : Time and Materials: Poems, 1997-2005

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ellen Bryant Voigt Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006
Robert Hass Time and Materials: Poems, 1997-2005
Philip Schultz Failure

Natasha Trethewey

Honored for : Native Guard

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Natasha Trethewey Native Guard
Martín Espada The Republic of Poetry
David Wojahn Interrogation Palace

Claudia Emerson

Honored for : Late Wife

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Elizabeth Alexander American Sublime
Dean Young Elegy on Toy Piano
Claudia Emerson Late Wife

Ted Kooser

Honored for : Delights & Shadows

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ted Kooser Delights & Shadows
Brigit Pegeen Kelly The Orchard
William Matthews Search Party

Franz Wright

Honored for : Walking to Martha's Vineyard

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Henri Cole Middle Earth
Heather McHugh Eyeshot
Franz Wright Walking to Martha's Vineyard

Paul Muldoon

Honored for : Moy Sand and Gravel

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Muldoon Moy Sand and Gravel
Frank Bidart Music like Dirt
J.D. McClatchy Hazmat

Carl Dennis

Honored for : Practical Gods

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Louise Glück The Seven Ages
Franz Wright The beforelife
Carl Dennis Practical Gods

Stephen Dunn

Honored for : Different Hours

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stephen Dunn Different Hours
Sydney Lea Pursuit of a Wound
Bruce Smith The Other Lover

C. K. Williams

Honored for : Repair

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rodney Jones Elegy for the Southern Drawl
Adrienne Rich Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998
C. K. Williams Repair

Mark Strand

Honored for : Blizzard of One

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mark Strand Blizzard of One
Alice Notley Mysteries of Small Houses
Frederick Seidel Going Fast

Charles Wright

Honored for : Black Zodiac

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frank Bidart Desire
C. K. Williams Vigil
Charles Wright Black Zodiac

Lisel Mueller

Honored for : Alive Together

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lisel Mueller Alive Together
Robert Pinsky The Figured Wheel
Laurie Sheck The Willow Grove

Jorie Graham

Honored for : The Dream of the Unified Field

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donald Justice New and Selected Poems
Charles Wright Chickamauga
Jorie Graham The Dream of the Unified Field

Philip Levine

Honored for : The Simple Truth

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip Levine The Simple Truth
Allen Ginsberg Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992
Kenneth Koch On The Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988","One Train

Yusef Komunyakaa

Honored for : Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brenda Hillman Bright Existence
Allen Mandelbaum The Metamorphoses of Ovid
Yusef Komunyakaa Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems

Louise Glück

Honored for : The Wild Iris

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Louise Glück The Wild Iris
John Ashbery Hotel Lautre?amont
James Merrill Selected Poems 1946-1985

James Tate

Honored for : Selected Poems

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Creeley Selected Poems
Adrienne Rich An Atlas of the Difficult World
James Tate Selected Poems

Mona Van Duyn

Honored for : Near Changes

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mona Van Duyn Near Changes
Anthony Hecht Transparent Man
Gerald Stern Leaving Another Kingdom

Charles Simic

Honored for : The World Doesn't End

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Adrienne Rich Time's Power
Paul Zweig Selected and Last Poems
Charles Simic The World Doesn't End

Richard Wilbur

Honored for : New and Collected Poems

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Wilbur New and Collected Poems
Donald Hall One Day
Garrett Hongo The River of Heaven

William Morris Meredith

Honored for : Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lucille Clifton Good Woman: Poems and A Memoir, 1969-1980
C. K. Williams Flesh and Blood
William Morris Meredith Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems

Rita Dove

Honored for : Thomas and Beulah

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rita Dove Thomas and Beulah
Hayden Carruth The Selected Poetry of Hayden Carruth
Charles Simic Unending Blues

Henry S. Taylor

Honored for : The Flying Change

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Andrew Hudgins Saints and Strangers
Charles Simic Selected Poems, 1963-1983
Henry S. Taylor The Flying Change

Carolyn Kizer

Honored for : Yin

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Carolyn Kizer Yin
Robert Duncan Ground Work: Before the War
Charles Wright The Other Side of the River

Mary Oliver

Honored for : American Primitive

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Engels Weather-Fear: New and Selected Poems
Josephine Miles Collected Poems
Mary Oliver American Primitive

Galway Kinnell

Honored for : Selected Poems

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Galway Kinnell Selected Poems
Jack Gilbert Monolithos
Charles Wright Country Music: Selected Early Poems

Sylvia Plath

Honored for : The Collected Poems

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dave Smith Dream Flights
Charles Wright The Southern Cross
Sylvia Plath The Collected Poems

James Schuyler

Honored for : The Morning of the Poem

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Schuyler The Morning of the Poem
Richard Hugo The Right Madness on Skye
Mark Strand Selected Poems

Donald Justice

Honored for : Selected Poems

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Hugo Selected Poems
Dave Smith Goshawk, Antelope
Donald Justice Selected Poems

Robert Penn Warren

Honored for : Now and Then

Howard Nemerov

Honored for : The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov

James Merrill

Honored for : Divine Comedies

John Ashbery

Honored for : Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror

Gary Snyder

Honored for : Turtle Island

Robert Lowell

Honored for : The Dolphin

Maxine Kumin

Honored for : Up Country

James Wright

Honored for : Collected Poems

W. S. Merwin

Honored for : The Carrier of Ladders

Richard Howard

Honored for : Untitled Subjects

George Oppen

Honored for : Of Being Numerous

Anthony Hecht

Honored for : The Hard Hours

Anne Sexton

Honored for : Live or Die

Richard Eberhart

Honored for : Selected poems, 1930-1965

John Berryman

Honored for : 77 Dream Songs

Louis Simpson

Honored for : At The End Of The Open Road

William Carlos Williams

Honored for : Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems

Alan Dugan

Honored for : Poems

Phyllis McGinley

Honored for : Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades

W. D. Snodgrass

Honored for : Heart's Needle

Stanley Kunitz

Honored for : Selected Poems 1928-1958

Robert Penn Warren

Honored for : Promises: Poems, 1954-1956

Richard Wilbur

Honored for : Things of This World

Elizabeth Bishop

Honored for : Poems: North & south

Wallace Stevens

Honored for : Collected Poems

Theodore Roethke

Honored for : The Waking

Archibald MacLeish

Honored for : Collected Poems, 1917-1952

Marianne Moore

Honored for : Collected Poems

Carl Sandburg

Honored for : Collected Poems

Gwendolyn Brooks

Honored for : Annie Allen

Peter Viereck

Honored for : Terror and decorum

W. H. Auden

Honored for : The Age of Anxiety

Robert Lowell

Honored for : Lord Weary's Castle

Karl Shapiro

Honored for : V-letter, and other poems

Stephen Vincent Benét

Honored for : Western Star

Robert Frost

Honored for : A Witness Tree

William Rose Benét

Honored for : The Dust Which Is God

Leonard Bacon

Honored for : Sunderland Capture

Mark Van Doren

Honored for : Collected Poems

John Gould Fletcher

Honored for : Selected poems

Marya Zaturenska

Honored for : Cold Morning Sky

Robert Frost

Honored for : A Further Range

Robert P. T. Coffin

Honored for : Strange Holiness [poems]

Audrey Wurdemann

Honored for : Bright Ambush

Robert Hillyer

Honored for : Collected Verse

Archibald MacLeish

Honored for : Conquistador

George Dillon

Honored for : The Flowering Stone

Robert Frost

Honored for : The Collected Poems

Conrad Aiken

Honored for : Selected Poems

Stephen Vincent Benét

Honored for : John Brown's Body

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Honored for : Tristram

Leonora Speyer

Honored for : Fiddler's Farewell

Amy Lowell

Honored for : What's o'clock

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Honored for : The Man Who Died Twice

Robert Frost

Honored for : New Hampshire

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Honored for : The Ballad of the Harp Weaver

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Honored for : Collected Poems