Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

awarded since 1980.

 

2014 selection

3 Sections

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2014

by Vijay Seshadri

* Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry *

The long-awaited third poetry book by Vijay Seshadri, “one of the most respected poets working in America today” (Time Out New York)

Vijay Seshadri’s new...


2013 selection

Stag's Leap: Poems

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2013, T. S. Eliot Prize 2012

by Sharon Olds

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending,...


2011 selection

The Best of It: New and Selected Poems

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2011

by Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan’s recent appointment as the Library of Congress’s sixteenth poet laureate is just the latest in an amazing array of accolades for this wonderfully accessible, widely loved poet. Salon has compared...


2010 selection

Versed

2008 selection

Time and Materials

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2008, National Book Award for Poetry 2007

by Robert Hass

The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This...


2007 selection

Native Guard (enhanced audio edition): Poems

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2007

by Natasha Trethewey

Growing up in the Deep South, Natasha Trethewey was never told that in her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi, black soldiers had played a pivotal role in the Civil War. Off the coast, on Ship Island, stood a...


2004 selection

Walking to Martha's Vineyard

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2004

by Franz Wright

In this radiant new collection, Franz Wright shares his regard for life in all its forms and his belief in the promise of blessing and renewal. As he watches the “Resurrection of the little apple tree outside...


1995 selection

The Simple Truth: Poems

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1995

by Philip Levine

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1995

 

Written in a voice that moves between elegy and prayer, The Simple Truth contains thirty-three poems whose aim is to weave a complex tapestry of myth, history (both public...


1980 selection

New And Selected Poems

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1980

by Donald Justice

"He is one of our finest poets, " Anthony Hecht has said of Donald Justice. Winner most recently of a 1996 Lannan Literary Award, Justice has been the recipient of almost every contemporary grant and prize for...


1955 selection

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1955, National Book Award for Poetry 1955

by Wallace Stevens

This definitive poetry collection, originally published in 1954 to honor Stevens on his 75th birthday, contains:

- "Harmonium"

- "Ideas of Order"

- "The Man With the Blue Guitar"

- "Parts of the World"

- "Transport...