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Awards
 
2019 - Heid E. Erdrich
Little Big Bully (Penguin, 2020)
   Alexandria Hall
Field Music (Ecco, 2020)
   Diane Louie
Fractal Shores (University of Georgia Press, 2020)
   Benjamin Garcia
Thrown in the Throat (Milkweed Editions, 2020)
   Michael Torres
An Incomplete List of Names (Beacon Press, 2020)
2018 - Daniel Poppick
Fear of Description (Penguin, 2019)
   Christopher Kondrich
Valuing (University of Georgia Press, 2019)
   Jake Skeets
Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers (Milkweed Editions, 2019)
   Jon Sands
It?s Not Magic (Beacon Press, 2019)
   Rosalie Moffett
Nervous System (Ecco, 2019)
2017 - Gennarose Nethercott
The Lumberjack's Dove (Ecco, 2018)
   Dominique Christina
Anarcha Speaks (Beacon Press, 2018)
   Jos Charles
feeld (Milkweed Editions, 2018)
   Lindsay Bernal
What It Doesn't Have to Do With (University of Georgia Press, 2018)
   J. Michael Martinez
Museum of the Americas (Penguin, 2018)
2016 - Jeffrey Schultz
Civil Twilight (Ecco, 2017)
   Sam Sax
Madness (Penguin, 2017)
   Sasha Pimentel
For Want of Water (Beacon Press, 2017)
   Chelsea Dingman
Thaw (University of Georgia Press, 2017)
   William Brewer
I Know Your Kind (Milkweed Editions, 2017)
2015 - Joshua Bennett
The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016)
   Danniel Schoonebeek
Trebuchet (University of Georgia Press, 2016)
   Melissa Range
Scriptorium (Beacon Press, 2016)
   Jennifer Kronovet
The Wug Test (HarperCollins, 2016)
   Justin Boening
Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last (Milkweed Editions, 2016)
2014 - Simeon Berry
Monograph (University of Georgia Press, 2015)
   Ed Pavlic
Let's Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno (Fence Books, 2015)
   Joshua Poteat
The Regret Histories (HarperCollins, 2015)
   Nancy Reddy
Double Jinx (Milkweed Editions, 2015)
   Sarah Vap
Viability (Penguin, 2015)
2013 - Simeon Berry
Ampersand Revisited (Fence Books, 2015)
   Thomas Dooley
Trespass (HarperCollins, 2014)
   Sara Eliza Johnson
Bone Map (Milkweed Editions, 2014)
   Rose McLarney
Its Day Being Gone (Penguin, 2014)
   Jeffrey Schultz
What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other (University of Georgia Press, 2014)
2012 - Ed Pavlic
Visiting Hours at the Color Line (Milkweed Editions, 2013)
   Nathan Hoks
The Narrow Circle (Penguin, 2013)
   Sasha West
Failure and I Bury the Body (HarperCollins, 2013)
   Cynthia Lowen
The Cloud That Contained the Lightning (University of Georgia Press, 2013)
   Kristin Hatch
The Meatgirl Whatever (Fence Books, 2013)
2011 - Julianne Buchsbaum
The Apothecary's Heir (Penguin, 2012)
   Marcus Wicker
Maybe the Saddest Thing (HarperCollins, 2012)
   Idra Novey
Exit, Civilian (University of Georgia Press, 2012)
   Juliana Leslie
Green Is for World (Coffee House Press, 2012)
   Hannah Gamble
Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast (Fence Books, 2012)
2010 - Lauren Berry
The Lifting Dress (Penguin, 2011)
   William Billiter
Stutter (University of Georgia Press, 2011)
   James Grinwis
Exhibit of Forking Paths (Coffee House Press, 2011)
   M. A. Vizsolyi
The Lamp with Wings: 60 Love Sonnets (HarperCollins, 2011)
   Laura Wetherington
A Map Predtermined and Chance (Fence Books, 2011)
2009 - Julie Carr
Sarah--Of Fragments (Coffee House Press, 2010)
   Colin Cheney
Here Be Monsters (University of Georgia Press, 2010)
   Carrie Fountain
Burn Lake (Penguin, 2010)
   Erika Meitner
Ideal Cities (HarperCollins, 2010)
   Jena Osman
The Network (Fence Books, 2010)
2008 - Anna Journey
If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009)
   Douglas Kearney
The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009)
   Adrian Matejka
Mixology (Penguin, 2009)
   Sarah O'Brien
catch light (Coffee House Press, 2009)
   Kristin Naca
Bird Eating Bird (HarperCollins, 2009)
2007 - Joe Bonomo
Installations (Penguin, 2008)
   Oni Buchanan
Spring (University of Illinois Press, 2008)
   Sabra Loomis
House Held Together by Winds (HarperCollins, 2008)
   Donna Stonecipher
The Cosmopolitan (Coffee House Press, 2008)
   Rodrigo Toscano
Collapsible Poetics (Fence Books, 2008)
2006 - Laynie Browne
The Scented Fox (Wave Books, 2007)
   Noah Eli Gordon
Novel Pictorial Noise (HarperCollins, 2007)
   Laurie Clements Lambeth
Viel and Burn (University of Illinois Press, 2007)
   Martha Ronk
Vertigo (Coffee House Press, 2007)
   William Stobb
Nervous System (Penguin, 2007)
2005 - Steve Gehrke
Michelangelo's Seizure (University of Illinois Press, 2007)
   Nadine Sabra Meyer
The Anatomy Theater (HarperCollins, 2006)
   Patricia Smith
Teahouse of the Almighty (Coffee House Press, 2006)
   S. A. Stepanek
Three, Breathing (Wave Books, 2006)
   Tryfon Tolides
An Almost Pure Empty Walking (Penguin, )
2004 - David Friedman
The Welcome (University of Illinois Press, 2005)
   Jess Tyehimba
leadbelly (Verse Press, 2005)
   Corinne Lee
PYX (Penguin, 2005)
   Ange Mlinko
A Book Called Odile (Coffee House Press, 2005)
   Camille Norton
Corruption (HarperCollins, 2005)
2003 - Stephen Cramer
Shiva's Drum (University of Illinois Press, 2004)
   Andrew Feld
Citizen (HarperCollins, 2004)
   Raymond McDaniel
Murder (a Violet) (Coffee House Press, 2004)
   John Spaulding
The White Train (Louisiana State University Press, 2004)
   Mark Yakitch
Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (Penguin, 2004)
2002 - Julie Kane
Rhythm and Booze (University of Illinois Press, 2003)
   William Keckler
Sanskrit of the Body (Viking, 2003)
   Eleni Sikelianos
The Monster Lives of Boys and Girls (Green Integer, 2003)
   Gabriel Spera
The Standing Wave (HarperCollins, 2003)
   Meredith Stricker
Tenderness Shore (Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
2001 - Betsy Brown
Year of Morphines (Louisiana State University Press, 2002)
   David Groff
Theory of Devolution (University of Illinois Press, 2002)
   Terrance Hayes
Hip Logic (Viking, 2002)
   Ruth L. Schwartz
Edgewater (HarperCollins, 2002)
   Elizabeth Robinson
Pure Descent (Green Integer, 2002)
2000 - Jean Donnelly
Anthem (Sun & Moon Press, 2001)
   Susan Atefat Peckham
That Kind of Sleep (Coffee House Press, 2001)
   Spencer Short
Tremolo (HarperCollins, 2001)
   Rebecca Wolff
Manderley (University of Illinois Press, 2001)
   Susan Wood
Asunder (Penguin, 2001)
1999 - Tenaya Darlington
Madame Deluxe (Coffee House Press, 2000)
   Standard Schaefer
Nova (Sun & Moon Press, 2000)
   Dionisio Martinez
Climbing Back (W. W. Norton & Company, 2000)
   Eugene Gloria
Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (Viking, 2000)
   Corey Marks
Renunciation (University of Illinois Press, 2000)
1998 - Harry Humes
Butterfly Effect (Milkweed Editions, 1999)
   Ed Roberson
Atmosphere Conditions (Sun & Moon Press, 1999)
   Joan Murray
Looking for the Parade (W. W. Norton & Company, 1999)
   Lee Ann Roripaugh
Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin, 1999)
   Rigoberto Gonzalez
So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until It Breaks (University of Illinois Press, 1999)
1997 - Sandra Alcosser
Except by Nature (Graywolf Press, 1998)
   Martine Bellen
Tales of Murasaki and Other Poems (Sun & Moon Press, 1998)
   Robert Gibb
The Origins of Evening (W. W. Norton & Company, 1998)
   Lisa Lewis
Silent Treatment (Penguin, 1998)
   Heather Ramsdell
Lost Wax (University of Illinois Press, 1998)
1996 - Mary Leader
Red Signature (Graywolf Press, 1997)
   Jeff Clark
The Little Door Slides Back (Sun & Moon Press, 1997)
   Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Placebo Effects (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997)
   Barbara Cully
The New Intimacy (Viking, 1997)
   A. V. Christie
Nine Skies (University of Illinois Press, 1997)
1995 - Heather Allen
Leaving a Shadow (Copper Canyon Press, 1996)
   Juliana Spahr
Response (Sun & Moon Press, 1996)
   Karen Volkman
Crash's Law (W. W. Norton & Company, 1996)
   Daniel Hall
Strange Relation (Penguin, 1996)
   Marcus Cafagna
The Broken World (University of Illinois Press, 1996)
1994 - Erin Belieu
Infanta (Copper Canyon Press, 1995)
   Pam Rehm
To Give It Up (Sun & Moon Press, 1995)
   Matthew Rohrer
A Hummock in the Malookas (W. W. Norton & Company, 1995)
   Elizabeth Willis
The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995)
   Samn Stockwell
Theater of Animals (University of Illinois Press, 1995)
1993 - Rafael Campo
The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World (Arte Publico Press, 1994)
   Kevin Young
Most Way Home (W. Morrow, 1995)
   Karen Swenson
The Landlady in Bangkok and Other Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 1994)
   Rachel Wetzsteon
The Other Stars (Penguin, 1994)
   Martin Edmunds
The High Road to Taos (University of Illinois Press, 1994)
1992 - Terry Ehret
Lost Body (Copper Canyon Press, 1993)
   Gerald Burns
Shorter Poems (Dalkey Archive Press, 1993)
   Mark Levine
Debt (W. Morrow, 1993)
   Lawrence Raab
What We Don't Know About Each Other, (Viking, 1993)
   Mark Doty
My Alexandria (University of Illinois Press, 1993)
1991 - David Romtvedt
A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know (Copper Canyon Press, 1992)
   Judith Hall
To Put the Mouth (W. Morrow, 1992)
   James Richardson
As If (Persea Books, 1992)
   Stuart Dischell
Good Hope Road (Viking, 1992)
   Lynn Emanuel
The Dig (University of Illinois Press, 1992)
1990 - John Balaban
Words for My Daughter (Copper Canyon Press, 1991)
   Billy Collins
Questions about Angels (Quill/W. Morrow, 1991)
   Thylias Moss
Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky (Persea Books, 1991)
   Roger Fanning
The Island Itself (Viking, 1991)
   Laura Mullen
The Surface (University of Illinois Press, 1991)
1989 - Thomas Centolella
Terra Firma (Copper Canyon Press, 1990)
   Carol Snow
Artist and Model (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990)
   Tom Andrews
The Brother's Country (Persea Books, 1990)
   David Clewell
Blessings in Disguise (Viking, 1991)
   Roland Flint
Stubborn (University of Illinois Press, 1990)
1988 - Emily Hiestand
Green the Witch-Hazel Wood (Graywolf Press, 1989)
   David Mura
After We Lost Our Way (Dutton, 1989)
   Len Roberts
Black Wings (Persea Books, 1989)
   Lee Upton
No Mercy (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989)
   Paul Zimmer
The Great Bird of Love (University of Illinois Press, 1989)
1987 - Jeffrey Skinner
A Guide to Forgetting (Graywolf Press, 1988)
   Jeffrey Harrison
The Singing Underneath (Dutton, 1988)
   Marie Howe
The Good Thief (Persea Books, 1988)
   Cole Swensen
New Math (W. Morrow, 1988)
   William Olsen
The Hand of God and a Few Bright Flowers (University of Illinois Press, 1988)
1986 - John Engels
Cardinals in the Ice Age (Graywolf Press, 1987)
   Charlie Smith
Red Roads (Dutton, 1987)
   Barbara Anderson
Junk City (Persea Books, 1987)
   Mark Halliday
Little Star (W. Morrow, 1987)
   Sylvia Moss
Cities in Motion (University of Illinois Press, 1987)
1985 - Jack Elliott Myers
As Long as You're Happy (Graywolf Press, 1986)
   Lynn Doyle
Living Gloves (Dutton, 1986)
   Reginald Gibbons
Saints (Persea Books, 1986)
   Stephen Dunn
Local Time (Quill/W. Morrow, 1986)
   Alice Fulton
Palladium (University of Illinois Press, 1986)
1984 - Robert L. Jones
Wild Onion (Graywolf Press, 1985)
   Kathy Fagan
The Raft (Dutton, 1985)
   Amy Bartlett
Afterwards (Persea Books, 1985)
   Bruce Smith
Silver and Information (University of Georgia Press, 1985)
   Nathaniel Mackey
Eroding Witness (University of Illinois Press, 1985)
1983 - Wendy Battin
In the Solar Wind (Doubleday, 1984)
   Ronald Johnson
Ark 50 : spires 34-50 (Dutton, 1984)
   James Galvin
God's Mistress (Pantheon Books, 1984)
   Mary Fell
The Persistence of Memory (Random House, 1984)
   Stephen Dobyns
Black Dog, Red Dog (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1984)
1982 - Jane Miller
The Greater Leisures (Doubleday, 1983)
   Joanne Kyger
Going On : selected poems, 1958-1980 (Dutton, 1983)
   Donald Revell
From the Abandoned Cities (HarperCollins, 1983)
   Susan Tichy
The Hands in Exile (Random House, 1983)
   John Yau
Corpse and Mirror (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1983)
1981 - Sherod Santos
Accidental Weather (Doubleday, 1982)
   Naomi Shihab Nye
Hugging the Jukebox (Dutton, 1982)
   Jonathon Aaron
Second Sight (HarperCollins, 1982)
   Denis Johnson
The Incognito Lounge : and other poems (Random House, 1982)
   Cyrus Cassells
The Mud Actor (Holt & Rinehart, 1982)
1980 - George Barlow
Gumbo (Doubleday, 1981)
   Larry Levis
The Dollmaker's Ghost (Dutton, 1981)
   Robert Peterson
Leaving Taos (Harper & Row, 1981)
   Reg Saner
So This is the Map (Random House, 1981)
   Michael Ryan
In Winter (Holt & Rinehart, 1981)
1979 - Joseph Langland
Any Body's Song (Doubleday, 1980)
   Wendy Salinger
Folly River (Dutton, 1980)
   Sterling A. Brown
The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown (Harper & Row, 1980)
   Ronald Perry
Denizens (Random House, 1980)
   Roberta Spear
Silks (Holt & Rinehart, 1980)