Agnes Scott College 
Prize Name: Janef Preston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Agnes Scott College
2018 Prizewinner: Molly Armato McDaniel, “A Gentleman Is Simply a Patient Wolf

University of Alabama 
Prize Name: Hill-Kohn Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: University of Alabama
2018 Prizewinner: J.Lyte, “Workshoppin

Amherst College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1959
Donor: Trustees of Amherst College
2018 Prizewinner: Irisdelia Garcia, “To the 4,645 Dead In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria or Dear Maria

Aquinas College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mrs. Linda Nemec Foster
2018 Prizewinner: Kirsten Fedorowicz, “Wednesdays at Camp

Arizona State University 
Prize Name: Katherine C. Turner Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Katharine C. Turner
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Arizona 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of Arizona
2018 Prizewinner: Gabriel Oladipo, “Kim

University of Arkansas
Prize Name: C.D. Wright/Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2018
Donor: Geffrey Davis
2018 Prizewinner: Peter Mason, “Water, Water Everywhere

Auburn University 
Prize Name: Robert Hughes Mount Jr. Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
2018 Prizewinner: Nick Stanovick, “Survivors Guilt

Augsburg University 
Prize Name: John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mrs. Jeanette Mitchell
2018 Prizewinner: Matt Peckham, “Grid System”

Bard College 
Prize Name: The Flow Chart Foundation/Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: David Kermani, The Flow Chart Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Yuma Carpenter-New, “In Eras

Baylor University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Beall Poetry Festival
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Beloit College 
Prize Name: Beloit Poetry Journal Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Ms. Marion Stocking
2018 Prizewinner: Sean Beckford, “When My Father Hits a Crosscourt Forehand

Bennington College
Prize Name: The Green Prize for Poetry
Founded: 2006
Donor: Kelly Green & Forrest MacGregor
2018 Prizewinner: Luciana Arbus-Scandiffio, “Little Iceberg

Bergen Community College 
Prize Name: The Steven W. Chung Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Steven W. Chung
2018 Prizewinner: Charlie Orlando Leppert, “Birds & G-d Over New Jersey Turnpike

Boston University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Boston University Creative Writing Program
2018 Prizewinner: Daniel Hardisty, “Exit Wound”

Bowdoin College 
Prize Name: The Academy of American Poets Colette Inez Poetry Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Mr. Jack Miller
2018 Prizewinner: June Daowen Lei, “Isotope

Bradley University 
Prize Name: Sipple Poetry Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Bradley University
2018 Prizewinner: Megan Nicole Landre, “henrichemont

Brandeis University 
Prize Name: The Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Marian McDonald
2018 Prizewinner: Sarah Terrazano, “Self-Portrait With Rescue Inhaler

Brigham Young University 
Prize Name: Ethel Lowry Handley Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Ethel Lowry Handley
2018 Prizewinner: Lindsey Keller, “Everyone Is Making Love

Brooklyn College, CUNY 
Prize Name: Burton A. Goldberg Poetry Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Burton Goldberg
2018 Prizewinner: Amanda Jerido-Katz, “A God Like Me

Brown University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Leander McCormick-Goodhart
2018 Prizewinner: Victoria Yin, “1997”

Bryn Mawr College
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Marie Bullock
Founded: 1957
Donor: Mrs. Peter McCormick
2018 Prizewinner: Peyton Moriarty, “Wax Hand Holding

California State University, Fresno (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: The Friends of Larry Levis
2018 Prizewinner: Aidan Steele Castro, “Hospital

California State University, Fresno (graduate) 
Prize Name: Ernesto Trejo Memorial Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: The Friends of Ernesto Trejo
2018 Prizewinner: Jessica Turney, “Forgiveness

California State University, Los Angeles 
Prize Name: Henri Coulette Memorial Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: California State University, Los Angeles
2018 Prizewinner: Amy Nicole Robb, “Saturday Morning

California State University, Northridge 
Prize Name: George Dillon Memorial Award
Founded: 1968
Donor: California State University, Northridge
2018 Prizewinner: Jesse Clemens, “Psalm of the Son

University of California, Berkeley 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Mary Wilson, “Untitled

University of California, Davis 
Prize Name: Celeste Turner Wright Poetry Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Prof. Celeste Turner Wright
2018 Prizewinner: Kristin George Bagdanov, “unfield

University of California, Irvine 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: Mr. Walter J. Thomson
2018 Prizewinner: Inez Tan, “Sanctuary

University of California, Los Angeles
Prize Name: Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Ms. Joan LaBombard
2018 Prizewinner: Jesslyn Whittell, “Read this after the feast

California Polytechnic State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: California Polytechnic State University
2018 Prizewinner: Morgan Condict, “To an Old Coworker

Calvin College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Calvin College
2018 Prizewinner: ethan hohn, “the water seems murkier now

Carnegie Mellon University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1977
Donor: Carnegie Mellon University
2018 Prizewinner: Summer Jade Leavitt, “Carol

Central Michigan University
Prize Name: Eric Torgersen Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
Donor: Phillip Sterling
2018 Prizewinner: Rui Wang, “Looking Back at Mountains After Mountains

Central Pennsylvania College 
Prize Name: Geraldine G. Britcher Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: Malcolm Fox, “Little Man

Centre College 
Prize Name: Paul Cantrell Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Phillip Sterling
2018 Prizewinner: Aja Leachman, “Black Porcelain

Chatham University
Prize Name: The Laurie Mansell Reich Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laurie and Henry Reich
2018 Prizewinner: Hannah Highsmith Cloninger, “Baiting

University of Cincinnati (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The George Elliston Poetry Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Danny Rader, “A Little Taste of Home

University of Cincinnati (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The George Elliston Poetry Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: James Ellenberger, “The World Below

The City College of San Francisco 
Prize Name: The Felicia Farr Lemon Poetry Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Mrs. Felicia Farr Lemmon
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Cleveland State University 
Prize Name: Alberta Turner Poetry Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Cleveland State University
2018 Prizewinner: Xan Schwartz, “Coop Song (n., n., n.)

Colorado State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Colorado State University Faculty & Administration
2018 Prizewinner: Katherine Indermaur, “BEFORE: An Aubade

Columbia College Chicago 
Prize Name: Eileen Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Leonard Morrison, “California State Route 1

Columbia University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Anonymous
2018 Prizewinner: Rebecca Teich, “Ananimal

Columbia University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Bennett Poetry Prize
Founded: 1959
Donor: The New York Times Advertising Department
2018 Prizewinner: Coco Wilder, “The Problem of Patience

Connecticut College 
Prize Name: Charles B. Palmer Poetry Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: Connecticut College
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Cooper Union 
Prize Name: Elizabeth Kray Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Cooper Union
2018 Co-prizewinners: Saige Hopkins, “There is a hot light” & Amanda Lombardo, “In The Elevator

Cornell College 
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Clyde and Jewell Bothwell Tull
Founded: 1990
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
2018 Prizewinner: Adriana Pacha, “Chile

Cornell University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Litowitz Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Creighton University 
Prize Name: Oscar M. Macelliao Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Isabelle Senechal, “Kassandras

Dartmouth College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Dartmouth College
2018 Prizewinner: Courtney Niamh McKee, “Apollo

University of Delaware 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Jasmine Edwards, “Love in Color

University of Denver 
Prize Name: Edward M. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Dickinson College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Dickinson College
2018 Prizewinner: Kayleigh Rhatigan, “My Grandmother's Teeth

Drew University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Susan Vartanian Barba
2018 Prizewinner: Kerenn Irias, “Before I Sleep

Duke University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Biddle Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Caroline Fernelius, “Girls

Elizabethtown College
Prize Name: The Raymond and Mausolene Stouffer Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Emerson College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Emerson College
2018 Prizewinner: Brandon Melendez, “serpent crown lined with marrow

Emory University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The Friends of Creative Writing
2018 Prizewinner: Christell Victoria Roach, “On the End of Mango Season, and Still Falling Fruit

Florida International University 
Prize Name: Christopher F. Kelly Award for Poetry
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. John Bond
2018 Prizewinner: Bertha Isabel Crombet, “The Library

Florida State University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: John MacKay Shaw Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Florida State University
2018 Prizewinner: Parker Logan, “Ode to Dresser Drawers: A Love Song

Florida State University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Florida State University
201 Prizewinner: Tanya Grae, “Lethe

Fordham University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Fordham University
2018 Prizewinner: Ellis Light, “Bird Boy

Franklin & Marshall College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. C. Hunter Boll
2018 Prizewinner: Sarah Summerson, “It's easier to empty a body here

George Mason University 
Prize Name: The Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Judith V. Lelchook
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

George Washington University 
Prize Name: A. E. Claeyssens, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: George Washington University
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Georgetown University 
Prize Name: Ora Mary Pelham Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Lisa Tibbetts, “An English Remix

Georgia Perimeter College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The Chattahoochee Review
2018 Prizewinner: Jesus Hernandez, “Summer

Georgia College & State University
Prize Name: Frankye Davis Mayes Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
2018 Prizewinners: Becca Fallon, “Kitchen, 2009” (undergraduate) & Isabel Acevedo, “The Shipwreck” (graduate)

Gettysburg College 
Prize Name: Marion Zulauf Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Sander Zulauf
2018 Prizewinner: Ivy-Rose Kramer, “Catawissa Creek Bridge

Grinnell College 
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Lorabel Richardson
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
2018 Prizewinner: Christine M. Rains, “Enovid

Hamilton College 
Prize Name: Ralph and Doris Hansmann Poetry Prize
Founded: 1962
Donor: Hamilton College
2018 Prizewinner: Amy Heqing Zhang, “Small Poems for Persistent Nostalgia

Harrisburg Area Community College 
Prize Name: Dale T. Guhl Memorial Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: Kierra Coutts, “Wine Glass

Hartwick College 
Prize Name: Anna Sonder Prize
Founder: 1979
Donor: Dr. Otto Sonder
2018 Prizewinner: Catherine Lomoe-Thompson, “Fruit Queen”

Harvard University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Harvard University
2018 Prizewinner: Martine Thomas, “The Sky Tonight

University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Zoe Kamalei Finn, “Kupuna in the Sleeping Grass

Hofstra University 
Prize Name: Nancy P. Schnader Award
Founded: 1974
Donor: Hofstra University
2018 Prizewinners: Kaitlyn Yonamine, “Monday Sunrise

University of Houston 
Prize Name: Brazos Bookstore/ Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. Karl Kilian
2018 Prizewinner: Paige Quiñones, “Apophenia

Hollins University 
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1971
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
2018 Prizewinner: Adriana Rewald, “Playing Chopin in Chisinau

College of the Holy Cross
Prize Name: Dominick Lepore Poetry Award
Founded: 1992
Donor: Dominick J. Lepore
2018 Prizewinner: Olivia Paulo, “Fully Submerged

Hope College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Hope College
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Hunter College 
Prize Name: Catalina Páez & Seumas MacManus Award
Founded: 1987
Donor: Miss Patricia MacManus, Mrs. Mariquita M. Mullan
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Idaho
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Karen Trujillo and Don Burnett
2018 Prizewinners: Stacy Boe Miller, “My Church Called Their Exorcism Program Healing House

Illinois College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Deborah Klang Smith
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Illinois Wesleyan University 
Prize Name: Arthur W. Hinners & Louise Hinners Sipfle Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Friends & Family of Louise Hinners Sipfle
2018 Prizewinner: Grace McGovern, “life in excess

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Prize Name: Ruth Llewellyn Baird Prize
Founded: 1966
Donor: Mrs. Robert D. Wood
2018 Prizewinner: Autumn Schraufnagel, “Girlhood is Formed on the Playground with an Invitation to Play Double Dutch

Indiana University Bloomington
Prize Name: The Vera Meyer Strube Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2018 Prizewinner: Wendy Lee Spacek, “Poem in the form of Anger

Indiana State University 
Prize Name: The Madeline DeGaetano Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1996
Donor: Dr. Elaine L. Kleiner
2018 Prizewinner: Mustafa E. Mustafa, “Red and white, green and black

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Tasia Trevino, “Drought Tolerance

Johns Hopkins University
Prize Name: The Laureen Rita Schipsi Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Mr. Thomas Newton Bolling
2018 Prizewinner: Teja Dupree, “Delta Venus”

Kenyon College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Kenyon College
2018 Prizewinner: Sylvie Robinson, “Halal Ohio

Keystone College 
Prize Name: Edward M. Cameron IV Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2018 Prizewinner: Zoe Stephens, “The Symphony of Snow

Lafayette College 
Prize Name: Jean E. Corrie Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2018 Prizewinner: Mario Sanchez, “Poem About a Flower

Lewis & Clark College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Lewis & Clark College
2018 Prizewinner: Eva Gellman, “I Wish I Had One Hundred Eves

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus 
Prize Name: John & Agnes McCarten Memorial Award
Founded: 1967
Donor: Ms. Jeanne Marie Scott
2018 Prizewinner: Michaela Elise Fox, “Paper Clip

Loyola University Maryland 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: Loyola University Maryland
2018 Prizewinner: Miranda Nolan, “In the Time it Takes

Loyola University of Chicago 
Prize Name: Dr. Frank C. Lawler Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Lynchburg College
Prize name: Miriam T. and Jude M. Pfister Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Miriam T. and Jude M. Pfister
2018 Prizewinner: Samah Rash, “Tea

Macalester College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Macalester College
2018 Prizewinner: Charlie Pham, “one day i'll stop writing about my family

Marietta College
Prize Name: The Stephen Schwartz Prize in Poetry
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laura Baudo Sillerman
2018 Prizewinner: Samantha Welch, “Nightly Routine

University of Maryland, College Park
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Anaïs Nin
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. Robert W. Newcomb
2018 Prizewinner: Ayesha Shibli, “Roadkill

University of Mary Washington
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2018 Prizewinner: Kaitlin Lamb, “Dear Persephone”

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Prize Name: Joseph Langland Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2018 Prizewinners: Tom McCauley, “People Are Not Lights”

University of Massachusetts, Boston 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Hope Jordan, “At the Confluence

University of Memphis 
Prize Name: The Deborah L. Talbot Poetry Award
Founded: 2002
Donor: Deborah L. Talbot
2018 Prizewinner: Sarah Lucille Cozort, “A Spell for My Mother's Memory

Messiah College
Prize Name: Carrie A. Guhl Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: Noah Perrin, “The Lot

Miami-Dade College 
Prize Name: Fred Shaw Poetry Prize
Founded: 1973
Donor: Miami-Dade Community College
2018 Prizewinner: Vilma Alvarez, “White Heron

Miami University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Harris S. Abrahams Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
2018 Prizewinner: Sam Phillips, “pick about, lick about

Miami University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Betty Jane Abrahams Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
2018 Prizewinner: Dameion Wagner, “Momma's Boy

University of Miami 
Prize Name: Alfred Boas Poetry Prize
Founded: 1993
Donor: University of Miami
2018 Prizewinner: Maria Esquinca, “El Sapo

Millersville University
Prize Name: Louis Darrell Sage Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: Misty Matesig, “Empty Garden

University of Michigan (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
2018 Prizewinner: Caroline Rothrock, “Seacucumbers

University of Michigan (graduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
2018 Prizewinner: Daniel Neff, “Flight

University of Minnesota 
Prize Name: James Wright Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: University of Minnesota
2018 Co-prizewinners: May Lee-Yang, “Endings”; Miriam Karraker, “Savory Dinner”; Kathryn Savage, “Breath

University of Missouri at Columbia 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: University of Missouri
2018 Prizewinner: Jay D. Smith, “Smoke Signals, Waco, 1993

University of Montana 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: University of Montana
2018 Prizewinner: Maren Schiffer, “Can't Sonnet

Mount Holyoke College 
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1960
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
2018 Prizewinner: K. Clark, “At 14 I start bleeding

Muskingum College 
Prize Name: Beulah Brooks Brown Award in Poetry
Founded: 1993
Donor: Muskingum College
2018 Prizewinner: Matthew Early, “Perspective

Naropa University
Prize Name: The Margaret Randall Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Friends of Margaret Randall
2018 Prizewinner: Camille E Craig, “Franz Kline's Opustena

University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
Prize Name: Wilbur Gaffney Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Professor Emeritus Wilbur Gaffney
2018 Prizewinner: Katie Schmid, “Location

University of Nebraska, MFA
Prize Name: Helen W. Kenefick Poetry Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. John C. Kenefick
2018 Prizewinner: Genevieve N. Williams, “Parking Lot Rocks

New Jersey City University 
Prize Name: The Walter Glospie Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: New Jersey City University
2018 Prizewinner: Hia Chakraborty, “Slow

University of New Orleans 
Prize Name: Andrea Saunders Gereighty Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Ms. Andrea S. Gereighty
2018 Prizewinner: Betsy Housten, “Touch and Go

New Mexico State University
Prize Name: Ruth Scott Poetry Award
Donor: Judith N. Scott
2018 Prizewinner: Jill Mceldowney, “Babygrave

New York University
Prize Name: Judith Lobel Arkin Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: The Arkin Family
2018 Prizewinner: Carson Lee, “Scenes from a Marriage

University of North Dakota 
Prize Name: The Thomas McGrath Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of North Dakota
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of North Texas
Prize Name: Paul R. Voertman Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: University of North Texas
2018 Prizewinner: Megan J. Arlett, “Turn of the Millennium

University of Notre Dame
Prize Name: The Billy Maich Award
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Jessica Maich
2018 Prizewinner: Katie Campbell, “Can We Live Without Cosmos?

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Prize Name: The Anne Williams Burrus Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: Mrs. Ann W. Burrus
2018 Prizewinner: Shannon Grand

University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
Prize Name: Noel Callow Poetry Award
Founded: 1963
Donor: Anonymous
2018 Prizewinner: Forrest Rapier, “Appaloosa Rider Unchained

North Carolina State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: North Carolina State University
2018 Prizewinner: Jane Craven, “Asphodel

Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
2018 Prizewinner: Sony Ton-Aime, “Coumbite

Northwestern University 
Prize Name: Jean Meyer Aloe Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2018 Prizewinner: Celia Hauw, “Merdeka

Northwest Indian College
Prize Name: The Betty and Norman Lockwood Poetry Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: James Harder
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Ohio State University 
Prize Name: Arthur Rense Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Ms. Paige Rense
2018 Prizewinner: Emmalee Hagarman, “When I Visit Emily Dickinson's Grave

Oklahoma State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1978
Donor: Oklahoma State University
2018 Prizewinner: Colin Pope, “Prayer to Enter Heaven Alive, Once

Old Dominion University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2018 Prizewinners: Donya Price, “Hues of Blackness” (undergraduate) & Nishat Ahmed, “Snapshots of the Body as a Bomb” (graduate)

Oregon State University 
Prize Name: Weaver Undergraduate Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Oregon State University
2018 Prizewinner: Charles Clark, “A Remark in Passing on Life Undelivered

Pace University 
Prize Name: David A. Bickimer—Promise of Learnings Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: The Promise of Learnings Inc.
2018 Prizewinner: Mollie Murtagh, “Red

Pennsylvania State Harrisburg
Prize Name: Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: Emily Dempsey, “Saturn Devours His Son

Pennsylvania State University 
Prize Name: Leonard Steinberg Memorial Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Mrs. Pearl Steinberg
2018 Prizewinner: Danielle Fruehan, “In Yesterday

University of Pennsylvania 
Prize Name: William Carlos Williams Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: University of Pennsylvania
2018 Prizewinner: Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, "For War and Water"

Piedmont College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: Barbara Brown Taylor
2018 Prizewinner: Hadley Cottingham, “Lightly”

University of Pittsburgh 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of Pittsburgh
2018 Prizewinner: Jennifer Nguyen, “Lunar New Year

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Prize Name: The Colleen M. Brown Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: Kristen Hayes, “inosculation

Portland State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: The Portland State University Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Autumn Sharp, “Up

Pratt Institute 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1992
Donor: Pratt Institute
2018 Prizewinner: Bridget Hawkins, “Anemic

Princeton University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Drs. William F. and Jerene Hewitt
2018 Prizewinner: Eunice Lee, “Castles in the Ampersand

Purdue University
Prize Name: The Thomas H. Scholl and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas H. Scholl
2018 Prizewinner: Megan Ray, “A Crown of Sonnets for Emily”

Randolph-Macon College 
Prize Name: Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Redlands 
Prize Name: Jean Burden Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Ms. Virginia Everett Smith
2018 Prizewinner: Emily Mains, “Misericordia

Reed College 
Prize Name: The Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Reed College
2018 Prizewinner: Emma McNeel, “Preservation

University of Richmond
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2018 Prizewinner: Alexander Balsamo, “Clandestine

Rice University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Joyce Pounds Hardy
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Rochester 
Prize Name: Marion Devendorf Van Laak Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Rochester
2018 Prizewinner: Aaron Banks, “Exhume

Rockford University
Prize Name: Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: Rockford University
2018 Prizewinner: Bailey Murphy, “A Dangerous Delusion

Rollins College 
Prize Name: Arden Goettling / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Family & Friends of Arden Goettling
2018 Co-prizewinners: Kallahan Stanley, “A Memorandum to the Gunloving and an Embrace to the Newest Members of the Survival Club” & Jihye Shin, “Magpie

Rutgers University 
Prize Name: Enid Dame Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Jeanne Marie Beaumont
2018 Prizewinner: Julia Terranova, “Pierce

St. John’s University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas McInerney
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

St. Lawrence University 
Prize Name: James Ligon Price III Memorial Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1975
Donor: St. Lawrence University
2018 Prizewinner: Peter Eckhardt, “The Wreck in the Grasse

Saint Mary’s College of California 
Prize Name: Russell & Yvonne Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: David Zumwalt, “Poem for Love Written on a Perfect Friday on this Doomed Planet

Sam Houston State University 
Prize Name: The William C. Weathers Memorial Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Ms. Melissa Morphew
2018 Prizewinner: Haven Gomez, “In the Family

San Francisco State University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Piri Thomas Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donors: Friends and Family of Piri Thomas
2018 Prizewinner: Brittany Nguyen, “Kinh Te Moi

San Francisco State University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1996
Donors: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Kimberly Reyes, “The Body

University of San Francisco
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: University of San Francisco
2018 Prizewinner: Amie Scroggins, “One in the Morning

San Jose State University 
Prize Name: Virginia de Araujo Prize
Founded: 1981
Donor: Virginia de Araujo Trust
2018 Prizewinner: Kimy Martinez, “Big Brother

Santa Clara University
Prize Name: Tamara Verga Poetry Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Victoria Verga Logan and Frank Verga, Jr.
2018 Prizewinner: Shelley Valdez, “Love and Other Fire Hazards

Sarah Lawrence College (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: No prize Awarded

Sarah Lawrence College (graduate)
Prize Name: The John B. Santoianni Award for Excellence in Poetry
Donor: Joseph McCrindle and Charmaine Ferenczi
2018 Prizewinner: Corinne Santiago, “Ode to My Thighs

Shimer Great Books School at North Central College 
Prize Name: Ruth Cooley Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Mr. Peter Cooley
2018 Prizewinner: E.M. Billington, “Now: A Short Story in Verse

Shippensburg University
Prize Name: Laura A. Rice Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Laura A. Rice Poetry Prize
2018 Prizewinner: Karen Mason-Breen, “all dogs

Skidmore College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Skidmore College
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Smith College 
Prize Name: Anne Bradstreet Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Smith College
2018 Prizewinner: Janelle Tan, “Prayer for Forgiveness Before Bed”

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Rodney Jones
2018 Prizewinner: Jay Livingston, “fall/‘11

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: Carolyn Forman Moe
2018 Prizewinner: Teresa Dzieglewicz, “Baking Bread as Oceti Sakowin is Raided”

Spelman College
Prize Name: Edith A. Hambie Poetry Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Anonymous
2018 Prizewinner: Eva Dickerson, “August 20th 2017

Spring Hill College 
Prize Name: Reverend Andrew C. Smith, S.J., Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Nicole Stout, “Unlearning

Stetson University 
Prize Name: The Holly M. Kimball Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. Phillip Blumberg
2018 Prizewinners: Claretta Holsey, “When autumn leaves

SUNY Albany 
Prize Name: Phyllis Hurd Liston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: The Liston Family
2018 Prizewinner: Victorio Reyes Asili, “from ‘The Tales of Happiness Santiago’

SUNY Binghamton 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: SUNY Binghamton
2018 Prizewinners: Tamar Ashdot, “The Way Water Deceives Me” (undergraduate) & Shane Carreon, “Sunday” (graduate)

SUNY Buffalo
Prize Name: The Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: SUNY Buffalo
2018 Prizewinner: Ariana Nash, “Self-Portraits poses as I Love lower, lunatic Him

SUNY Buffalo
Prize Name: Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
Donor: Mr. Dan Liberthson
2018 Prizewinner: Kathleen Naughton, “warming ending what it may you persist

SUNY Farmingdale
Prize Name: Raynor Wallace Poetry Award
Founded: 1988
Donor: SUNY Farmingdale
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

SUNY Oswego 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. John W. Mincher, Jr.
2018 Prizewinner: Joseph Sigurdson, “Alcohol

Sweet Briar College 
Prize Name: The Jean Taylor Meyer Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Temple University 
Prize Name: Albert J. Caplan Prize
Founded: 1985
Donor: Mr. Albert J. Caplan
2018 Prizewinner: Layla Rivera, “Venus

University of Texas at Austin 
Prize Name: Andrew Julius Gutow Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Andrew Julius Gutow Memorial Fund
2018 Prizewinners: John Bosworth, “A Boy Can Wear A Dress” & Chessy Normile, “Ever

Trinity College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Trinity College
2018 Prizewinner: Sarah Beckmann, “Duende in Rowing

Tufts University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Tufts University
2018 Prizewinner: Allie Merola, “Relentless and unmitigated

Tulane University 
Prize Name: Anselle M. Larson / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mr. Herbert V. Larson, Jr.
2018 Prizewinner: David Graber, “Angels of forgetfulness

United States Naval Academy 
Prize Name: Stuart Pitt Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Mrs. A. Stuart Pitt
2018 Prizewinner: Chandler Vercher, “A Stone Winter”

University of Utah 
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: University of Utah
2018 Prizewinner: Thomas Larmore, “Something Like Symphily

Valdosta State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Mr. Edward Davin Vickers
2018 Prizewinner: Tyler Bentley, “In Love, As In, Alone

Valparaiso University 
Prize Name: Vivian S. Richards Memorial Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
2018 Prizewinner: Cameron Beisel, “Dark Movement

Vanderbilt University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Vanderbilt University
2018 Prizewinner: Joshua Moore, “Learning to Fight

Vassar College 
Prize Name: Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Mr. Albert H. Gordon
2018 Prizewinner: Michaela Coplen, “Solatium

University of Virginia
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Henry Hoyns Bequest, Charles Wright
2018 Prizewinner: Michaela Cowgill, “Postcard to a Woman from a Country of Ardent Light

Virginia Commonwealth University 
Prize Name: Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Nan Byrne
2018 Prizewinner: Jae Clark, “Open Letter to My Brother

Virginia Tech
Prize name: Virginia Tech/ Poetry Society of Virginia Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2018 Prizewinner: Kelsey Schurer, “After the Farm

Washington College 
Prize Name: The Jude and Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Dr. & Mrs. Jude Pfister
2018 Prizewinner: Mallory Smith, “Proper Greetings

Washington & Lee University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Anonymous
2018 Prizewinner: Henry Luzzatto, “Stonewall Invocation

Washington University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Washington University
2018 Prizewinners: Rebecca Pinwei Tseng, “Girl on Display” (undergraduate) & Colin Criss, “Self-Portrait as Ophelia” (graduate)

University of Washington 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Ainsley Kelly, “Mission Valley

Wayne State University 
Prize Name: John Clare Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Wellesley College 
Prize Name: Nevin Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The Family of Betty Nevin Marshall & Robert Nevin
2018 Prizewinner: Matilda Berke, “Portrait of Pam Anderson as Drowning Fish

Wells College 
Prize Name: Catharine B. De Pau Poetry Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2018 Prizewinner: Abigail Rundle, “live más

Wesleyan College 
Prize Name: George Warren Gignilliat, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz
2018 Prizewinner: Tyler Walker, “Alis Propriis Volat (She Flies with Her Own Wings)

Wesleyan University
Prize Name: Sarah Hannah Memorial Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Kate Bernheimer
2018 Prizewinners: Liv Ryan, “Grind Your Body Into a Fist

Westminster College
Prize Name: Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: Westminster College
2018 Prizewinner: Mystery Post, “Ode to Howling”

College of William & Mary
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Williams College
Prize Name: Bullock Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Academy of American Poets
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Wilson College
Prize Name: The William and Ivy Saylor Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: John Uilkema, “The Stone

University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Prize Name: George B. Hill Poetry Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: Kevin P. Bjerregaard
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

College of Wooster 
Prize Name: Cora Owlett Latzer Award
Founded: 1983
Donor: Ms. Susan Donnell
2018 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Yale University 
Prize Name: Sean T. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2018 Prizewinner: Israel Kassim, “Africa Talks to You

Yonsei University / Underwood International College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Yonsei University
2018 Prizewinner: Soeun Seo, “I Never Really Knew You: An Elegy

York College of Pennsylvania
Prize Name: Mary Jane’s Diamond Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2018 Prizewinner: Emily Goff, “Preaging

 

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