Poetry Awards by Last Name

The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established in 1989 to honor both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality.  Over the last 20 years, Lannan Foundation, through its Awards and Fellowships program, has awarded 173 writers and poets more than $13 million. The awards recognize writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature.  The fellowships recognize writers of distinctive literary merit who demonstrate potential for continued outstanding work.

Candidates for the awards and fellowships are recommended to the Foundation by a network of writers, literary scholars, publishers, and editors.  Nominators are geographically dispersed and serve anonymously. The final determination of recipients is made by the Foundation’s literary committee.

Poetry Awards by Last Name


Paula Gunn Allen , 2007, Poetry, Nonfiction, Fellowship
A. R. Ammons , 1992, Poetry, Award
Simon Armitage , 1994, Poetry, Award
Frank Bidart , 1998, Poetry, Award
Sherwin Bitsui , 2011, Poetry, Fellowship
Eavan Boland , 1994, Poetry, Award
William Bronk , 1991, Poetry, Award
Hayden Carruth , 1995, Poetry, Award
Anne Carson , 1996, Poetry, Award
Cyrus Cassells , 1993, Poetry, Award
Thomas Centolella , 1992, Poetry, Award
Don Mee Choi , 2016, Poetry, Fellowship
Chrystos , 1991, Poetry, Award
Killarney Clary , 1992, Poetry, Award
Lucille Clifton , 1996, Poetry, Award
Cid Corman , 1989, Poetry, Award
Jon Davis , 1998, Poetry, Award
Natalie Diaz , 2012, Poetry, Fellowship
Carol Ann Duffy , 1995, Poetry, Award
Alan Dugan , 2002, Poetry, Award
George Evans , 1989, Poetry, Award
George Evans , 2003, Poetry, Fellowship
William Everson , 1993, Poetry, Fellowship
Carolyn Forché , 1990, Poetry, Award
Katie Ford , 2008, Poetry, Fellowship