Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, published during the preceding calendar year.

Finalists have been announced since 1980, ordinarily two others beside the winner.[1]

1918 and 1919 special prizes

The 1918 and 1919 Pulitzers included Special Citations for poetry books, "made possible by a special grant from The Poetry Society", which the Pulitzer program now lists as Poetry prizes.[1] See Special Pulitzers for Letters.

Winners

In its first 92 years to 2013, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry was awarded 92 times. Two were given in 2008, none in 1946.[1] Robert Frost won the prize four times and several others won it more than once (below).

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Repeat winners

Robert Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times from 1924 to 1943. Edwin Arlington Robinson won three prizes during the 1920s and several people have won two.

Carl Sandburg won one of the special prizes for his poetry in 1919 and won the Poetry Pulitzer in 1951.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Poetry". The Pulitzer Prizes (pulitzer.org). Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

External links

  • Media related to Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winners at Wikimedia Commons
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