Winner of the PEN / New England Award in Poetry, the INDIEFAB Book of the Year for Poetry, a winner of the National Council on Crime; Delinquency’s (NCCD) Media for a Just Society Award, the Housatonic Book Award, was shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, made Library Journal’s “Best Books 2015: Poetry” list, and was a finalist for both the Firecracker Award in Poetry and the Wheatley Book Award in Poetry.
Winner of the Housatonic Book Award in Poetry.
Winner of the Golden Crown Award in Poetry.
Winner of the Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, a nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the recipient of an honorable mention for the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in Poetry, and was nominated for the 46th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. Digest was selected by Lloyd Schwartz for The Artery’s (WBUR) “Fiction, Biography, Poetry And More — The Best Books Of 2015” list.
Winner of the 20th Annual Julia Ward Howe Award.
Winner of the UNT Rilke Prize
Rest by Margaree Little won the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry from The Publishing Triangle & the Balcones Poetry Prize
Make Me Do Things was awarded the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Prose
D. Nurkse is the former Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, NY
Laure-Anne Bosselaar is Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA
Belated Heavens by Daniel Tobin won the Massachusetts Book Award
Tina Chang is Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, NY
Unpeopled Eden by Rigoberto Gonzalez won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and was a finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry from The Publishing Triangle
How He Loved Them by Kevin Prufer won the Julie Suk Award from Jacar Press
Patrick Donnelly former Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA
Sydney Lea was Poet Laureate of Vermont from 2011-2015
George Kalamaras is the former Poet Laureate of Indiana
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