The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is awarded annually by The Poetry Foundation (which also publishes Poetry magazine. The prize, endowed in 1986 by Ruth Lilly, honors a living American poet whose "lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition"; its value is presently $100,000 making it one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The prize has been called "among the most prestigious awards that can be won by an American poet".
The following list is based on the listing by The Poetry Foundation..
- American poetry
- List of poetry awards
- List of literature awards
- List of years in poetry
- List of years in literature
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Awards", webpage maintained by The Poetry Foundation. Online version retrieved May 22, 2008.
- ↑ Kinzer, Stephen (2004). "Poetry Starts to Wear $100 Million Crown", The New York Times October 7, 2004. Online version retrieved May 22, 2008.
- ↑ Mccauley, Mary Carole (May 9, 2007). "Poet turns a page in poetry prize history". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2007/may/09/entertainment/et-clifton9. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
- ↑ "David Ferry Awarded 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize". Poetry Foundation. April 12, 2011. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/announcement/186278. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
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