Poets & Writers

Recent Winners

Academy of American Poets

WALLACE STEVENS AWARD

Rita Dove of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2019 Wallace Stevens Award. She received $100,000. The Academy’s Board of Chancellors judged. The annual award is given to a poet to “recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.” There is no application process.

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS FELLOWSHIP

Ilya Kaminsky of Atlanta won the 2019 Academy of American Poets Fellowship. He received $25,000 and a residency at the T. S. Eliot House in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Academy’s Board of Chancellors judged. The annual fellowship is given to an American poet for distinguished poetic achievement. There is no application process.

LENORE MARSHALL POETRY PRIZE

Kyle Dargan of Washington, D.C., won the 2019 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for Anagnorisis (TriQuarterly Books, 2018). He received $25,000; a ten-day residency at Glen Hollow in Naples, New York; and distribution of his book to members of the Academy of American Poets. Major Jackson, Patricia Smith, and David Wojahn judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. The next deadline is May 15.

RAIZISS/DE PALCHI FELLOWSHIP

Will Schutt of Baltimore won the 2019 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship. He received $25,000 and a five-week residency at the American Academy in Rome. Maria Frank, Giorgio Mobili, and Michael Palma judged. The fellowship is given biennially to a U.S. translator for a work-in-progress of modern Italian poetry translated into English. The next deadline is February 15, 2021.

JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD

Aditi Machado of Saint Louis won the 2019 James Laughlin Award for Emporium (Nightboat Books, 2020). She received $5,000, a weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, and distribution of her book to members of the Academy of American Poets. Gillian Conoley, Fady Joudah, and Cole Swensen judged. The annual award is given for a poet’s second collection, forthcoming in the next calendar year. The next deadline is May 15.

HAROLD MORTON LANDON TRANSLATION AWARD

Clare Cavanagh of Chicago won the 2019 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for her translation from the Polish of Asymmetry by Adam Zagajewski (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). She received $1,000. Dunya Mikhail judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry translated from any language into English and published in the United States during the previous year. (SEE DEADLINES.)

Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343. Nikay Paredes, Programs Manager. awards@poets.org

www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/american-poets-prizes

Airlie Press

AIRLIE PRIZE

Megan Alpert of Watertown, Massachusetts, won the 2019 Airlie Prize for The Animal at Your Side. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Airlie Press in fall 2020. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (SEE DEADLINES.)

Airlie Press, Airlie Prize, P.O. Box 68441, Portland, OR 97268. Jennifer Perrine, Editor. editors@airliepress.org

www.airliepress.org

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

AWARD SERIES

Four writers won the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series prizes. of Louisville, Kentucky, won the $5,500 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Her collection, , selected by Natasha Trethewey, will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. of Lafayette, California, won the $5,500 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Her collection, , selected by Dan Chaon, will be published by Red Hen Press. of Bedford, New York, won the $2,500 Award Series for the Novel. His novel, , selected by Bonnie Jo Campbell, will be published by New Issues Press. of Berkeley, California, won the $2,500 AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Her memoir, , selected by Debra Monroe, will be published by University of Georgia Press.

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