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


Susan Mitchell , 1992, Poetry, Award
Malena Mörling , 2010, Poetry, Fellowship
Herbert Morris , 2000, Poetry, Award
Herbert Morris , 1991, Poetry, Fellowship
Sinéad Morrissey , 2007, Poetry, Fellowship
Valzhyna Mort , 2009, Poetry, Fellowship
Mark Nowak , 2015, Poetry, Fellowship
Naomi Shihab Nye , 2002, Poetry, Fellowship
Dennis O’Driscoll , 1999, Poetry, Award
Dennis O'Driscoll , 2012, Poetry, Award
Mary Oliver , 1998, Poetry, Award
Craig Santos Perez , 2016, Poetry, Fellowship
Claudia Rankine , 2014, Poetry, Award
Peter Reading , 2004, Poetry, Award
Peter Reading , 1990, Poetry, Award
Atsuro Riley , 2011, Poetry, Fellowship
Luis J. Rodriguez , 1992, Poetry, Award
Pattiann Rogers , 2005, Poetry, Award
Pattiann Rogers , 1991, Poetry, Award
Benjamin Alire Saenz , 1993, Poetry, Award
Natalie Scenters-Zapico , 2017, Current, Poetry, Fellowship
Peter Dale Scott , 2002, Poetry, Award
Rebecca Seiferle , 2004, Poetry, Fellowship
Solmaz Sharif , 2016, Poetry, Fellowship
Ken Smith , 1997, Poetry, Award