Agnes Scott College 
Prize Name: Janef Preston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Agnes Scott College
2021 Prizewinner: Sarah Letteer, “What Is Death?

University of Alabama
Prize Name: Hill-Kohn Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: University of Alabama
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Madeleine Spivey, "You Don’t Have to Sing" (undergraduate) and Alfredo A. Arevalo, "Eagle & Serpent Dance in Our Sangre" (graduate)

Amherst College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1959
Donor: Trustees of Amherst College
2021 Prizewinner: Anthony Ornelaz, “What's Home Like?

Aquinas College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mrs. Linda Nemec Foster
2021 Prizewinner: Jayden Jones, “blooming

Arizona State University 
Prize Name: Katharine C. Turner Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Katharine C. Turner
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Natasha Villegas, “In Need Of Being Thawed” (undergraduate) and Nicole Arocho Hernández, “Puerto Rican Haikus” (graduate)

University of Arizona 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of Arizona
2021 Prizewinner: Logan Phillips, "reckon"

University of Arkansas
Prize Name: C.D. Wright/Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2019
Donor: Geffrey Davis
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Auburn University 
Prize Name: Robert Hughes Mount Jr. Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
2021 Prizewinner: Barbara Yauss, “Self-Diagnosis as Onocentaur

Augsburg University 
Prize Name: John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mrs. Jeanette Mitchell
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Bard College 
Prize Name: The Flow Chart Foundation/Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: David Kermani, The Flow Chart Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Amelia Van Donsel, “Unintelligible"

Baylor University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Beall Poetry Festival
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Beloit College 
Prize Name: Beloit Poetry Journal Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Ms. Marion Stocking
2021 Prizewinner: Adrian Ellis Hughes, “Sonnet from Mom”

Bennington College
Prize Name: The Green Prize for Poetry
Founded: 2006
Donor: Kelly Green & Forrest MacGregor
2021 Prizewinner: Makenna Sutter-Robinson, “Anti / Violent"

Bergen Community College 
Prize Name: The Steven W. Chung Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Steven W. Chung
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Boston University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Boston University Creative Writing Program
2021 Prizewinner: James Brookes, “Least Concern

Bowdoin College 
Prize Name: The Academy of American Poets Colette Inez Poetry Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Mr. Jack Miller
2021 Prizewinner: Lily Poppen, “A Beginner's Guide to Companion Planting

Bradley University 
Prize Name: Sipple Poetry Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Bradley University
2021 Prizewinner: Sophia Newton, “I-74"

Brandeis University 
Prize Name: The Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Marian McDonald
2021 Prizewinner: Lily Darling, “self-portrait as the mirror who shows every face but my own (embarrassing, I know)"

Brigham Young University 
Prize Name: Ethel Lowry Handley Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Ethel Lowry Handley
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Sam Niven, “Cinghiale” (undergraduate) and Alexandra Malouf, “Carpenter Bee” (graduate)

Brooklyn College, CUNY 
Prize Name: Burton A. Goldberg Poetry Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Burton Goldberg
2021 Prizewinner: Liz Larsen, “The Menstruation Trilogy"

Brown University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Leander McCormick-Goodhart
2021 Prizewinner: Vicky Phan, “Untitled Entries 1 through 3

Bryn Mawr College
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Marie Bullock
Founded: 1957
Donor: Mrs. Peter McCormick
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

California State University, Fresno (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: The Friends of Larry Levis
2021 Prizewinner: Caleigh A. Camara, “A Story From My Father, Age 16, As Told While Sitting in the Hot Tub and Drinking Coffee"

California State University, Fresno (graduate) 
Prize Name: Ernesto Trejo Memorial Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: The Friends of Ernesto Trejo
2021 Prizewinner: Aidan Castro, “I anesthetic back from ten,"

California State University, Los Angeles 
Prize Name: Henri Coulette Memorial Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: California State University, Los Angeles
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

California State University, Northridge 
Prize Name: George Dillon Memorial Award
Founded: 1968
Donor: California State University, Northridge
2021 Prizewinner: Asusena Lopez, “Remedios"

University of California, Berkeley 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: John James, “The Delusion of Being Absolute” 

University of California, Davis 
Prize Name: Celeste Turner Wright Poetry Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Prof. Celeste Turner Wright
2021 Prizewinner: Damieka Thomas, “Progress

University of California, Irvine 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: Mr. Walter J. Thomson
2021 Prizewinner: Alex Stanley, “A Mill on the Lethe” 

University of California, Los Angeles
Prize Name: Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Ms. Joan LaBombard
2021 Prizewinner: Corinne Leong, “Letter

California Polytechnic State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: California Polytechnic State University
2021 Prizewinner: Summer Lichtenberg, “On Sunday"

Calvin College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Calvin College
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Carnegie Mellon University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1977
Donor: Carnegie Mellon University
2021 Prizewinner: Vivienne E. Pham, “I’ve got your nose

Central Michigan University
Prize Name: Eric Torgersen Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
Donor: Phillip Sterling
2021 Prizewinner: Edwin Williamson, “Life As We Know It"

Central Pennsylvania College 
Prize Name: Geraldine G. Britcher Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Centre College 
Prize Name: Paul Cantrell Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Phillip Sterling
2021 Prizewinner: Jacob Harris, “Clunky, Vehicular” 

Chatham University
Prize Name: The Laurie Mansell Reich Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laurie and Henry Reich
2021 Prizewinner: Alexis Draut, “On Learning"

University of Cincinnati (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The George Elliston Poetry Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Julian Zee Lior, “CURRENT EVENT"

University of Cincinnati (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The George Elliston Poetry Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Marianne Chan, “On Reproduction

The City College of San Francisco 
Prize Name: The Felicia Farr Lemon Poetry Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Mrs. Felicia Farr Lemmon
2021 Prizewinner: Kristin Jensen, “IF YOU LET IT"

Cleveland State University 
Prize Name: Alberta Turner Poetry Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Cleveland State University
2021 Prizewinner: Jon Conley, “s135e10 :: King of the World

Colorado State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Colorado State University Faculty & Administration
2021 Prizewinner: Robin M. Walter, “What grammar for prayer?

Columbia College Chicago 
Prize Name: Eileen Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Nisha Atalie, “Sprawl"

Columbia University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Anonymous
2021 Prizewinner: Thomas Mar Wee, “Speech Acts"

Columbia University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Bennett Poetry Prize
Founded: 1959
Donor: The New York Times Advertising Department
2021 Prizewinner: C. Francis Fisher, "Self-Portrait at 25"

Connecticut College 
Prize Name: Charles B. Palmer Poetry Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: Connecticut College
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Cooper Union 
Prize Name: Elizabeth Kray Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Cooper Union
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

Cornell College 
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Clyde and Jewell Bothwell Tull
Founded: 1990
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
2021 Prizewinner: Benjamin Covey, “List of Great Midwestern Sorrows"

Cornell University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Litowitz Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Creighton University 
Prize Name: Oscar M. Macelliao Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Rachel Tanaka, “The Garden

Dartmouth College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Dartmouth College
2021 Prizewinner: Jordan Taliha McDonald, “Dementia

Davidson College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2019
Donor: Elizabeth Wade
2021 Prizewinner: Wren Healy, “Till April, Dakota”

University of Delaware 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Denver 
Prize Name: Edward M. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Dickinson College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Dickinson College
2021 Prizewinner: Olin Henry Rhoads, “At the Remembrance on the Last Day of Eighth Grade at Springvale Middle School” 

Drew University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Susan Vartanian Barba
2021 Prizewinner: Riya Jay Soyantar, “To Bite God” 

Duke University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Biddle Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Rebecca Schneid, “The Long Haul

Elizabethtown College
Prize Name: The Raymond and Mausolene Stouffer Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Emerson College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Emerson College
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Athena Nassar, “Alligator” (undergraduate) and Richard Haney-Jardine, “thirteen ways of looking at the faggot” (graduate)

Emory University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The Friends of Creative Writing
2021 Prizewinner: Matthew Buxton, “vii

Florida International University 
Prize Name: Christopher F. Kelly Award for Poetry
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. John Bond
2021 Prizewinner: Madari Pendas, “Crossing the Hyphen” 

Florida State University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: John MacKay Shaw Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Florida State University
2021 Prizewinner: Noah Brown, “Why I Am"

Florida State University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Florida State University
2021 Prizewinner: Alexa Doran, “High Tea"

Fordham University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Fordham University
2021 Prizewinner: Alin Haberle, “Developments"

Franklin & Marshall College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. C. Hunter Boll
2021 Prizewinner: Shannon Cunningham, “Ode to Revival"

George Mason University 
Prize Name: The Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Judith V. Lelchook
2021 Prizewinner: Faith Reale, “it is what it is

George Washington University 
Prize Name: A. E. Claeyssens, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: George Washington University
2021 Prizewinner: Alexandra Lavin, “While on a Walk with a Four Year Old” 

Georgetown University 
Prize Name: Ora Mary Pelham Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinners: Henry Groseclose, “Transformation of the Jar” 

Georgia College
Prize Name: Frankye Davis Mayes Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Tanner Howard, “Woodworking” (undergraduate) and MaryBeth Cooper, “Everything I Hate About My Body” (graduate)

Georgia State University
Prize Name: The Robert V. Morea III Poetry Prize
Founded: 2018
Donor: Dr. Katherine Kincer
Winner: Susan Berenson, “Avalon – Model 98071

Gettysburg College 
Prize Name: Marion Zulauf Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Sander Zulauf
2021 Prizewinner: Hallie Wilk, “If I Lost The Bird Lover, My Father:"

Grinnell College 
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Lorabel Richardson
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
2021 Prizewinner: Arsema Berhane, “In Response to Every Poem That Declares Poets as Unworthy Of Love

Hamilton College 
Prize Name: Ralph and Doris Hansmann Poetry Prize
Founded: 1962
Donor: Hamilton College
2021 Prizewinner: Connor Vincent, “Bird Bath

Harrisburg Area Community College 
Prize Name: Dale T. Guhl Memorial Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Hartwick College 
Prize Name: Anna Sonder Prize
Founder: 1979
Donor: Dr. Otto Sonder
2021 Prizewinner: Rebecca Peakes, “A Desperate Dance

Harvard University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Harvard University
2021 Prizewinner: Sophia Mautz, “1.27.2020

University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Eva Campney, “Fly Away Home

Hofstra University 
Prize Name: Nancy P. Schnader Award
Founded: 1974
Donor: Hofstra University
2021 Prizewinner: Hunter Wexler, “Lorekeeper"

University of Houston 
Prize Name: Brazos Bookstore/ Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. Karl Kilian
2021 Prizewinner: Despy Boutris, “WHEN RECKONING"

Hollins University 
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1971
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
2021 Prizewinner: Tyler Starks, “Walk It Off Octopus” 

College of the Holy Cross
Prize Name: Dominick Lepore Poetry Award
Founded: 1992
Donor: Dominick J. Lepore
2021 Prizewinner: Emma R. Robinson, "Naucum"

Hope College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Hope College
2021 Prizewinner: Jolie Smith, “Your Friend Calls it Cotard Delusion, Your Therapist Says ‘Stop Diagnosing Yourself’ (in other words), and the Flame Goes Out Again

Hunter College 
Prize Name: Catalina Páez & Seumas MacManus Award
Founded: 1987
Donor: Miss Patricia MacManus, Mrs. Mariquita M. Mullan
2021 Prizewinner: Karlina Gonzalez, “November 9th 2016

University of Idaho
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Karen Trujillo and Don Burnett
2021 Prizewinner: Steven Pfau, “Proxy"

Illinois College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Deborah Klang Smith
2021 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
2021 Prizewinner: Bonnie Smith, “Fish and Loaves

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Prize Name: Ruth Llewellyn Baird Prize
Founded: 1966
Donor: Mrs. Robert D. Wood
2021 Prizewinner: Linda Obobaifo, “Ars Poetica

Indiana University Bloomington
Prize Name: The Vera Meyer Strube Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2021 Prizewinner: Gisselle Yepes, “Our Bodies, Our Islands, Our Waters Remembering

Indiana State University 
Prize Name: The Madeline DeGaetano Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1996
Donor: Dr. Elaine L. Kleiner
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

Johns Hopkins University
Prize Name: The Laureen Rita Schipsi Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Mr. Thomas Newton Bolling
2021 Prizewinner: Amelia Gothreau Newett, “my gay is not enough

Kenyon College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Kenyon College
2021 Prizewinner: Tariq Thompson, “A LOVING WORLD

Keystone College 
Prize Name: Edward M. Cameron IV Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Lafayette College 
Prize Name: Jean E. Corrie Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2021 Prizewinner: Shirley Liu, “黄”

Lewis & Clark College 
Prize Name: Vern Rutsala Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Lewis & Clark College
2021 Prizewinner: Devin Poleyumptewa, “There is no word 'Ahwatukee' in the Crow language"

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus 
Prize Name: John & Agnes McCarten Memorial Award
Founded: 1967
Donor: Ms. Jeanne Marie Scott
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Loyola University Maryland 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: Loyola University Maryland
2021 Prizewinner: Steven Paul Greenberg, “Poem to My Palestinian Neighbor

Loyola University of Chicago
Prize Name: Dr. Frank C. Lawler Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Lynchburg
Prize name: Miriam T. and Jude M. Pfister Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Miriam T. and Jude M. Pfister
2021 Prizewinner: Matty Cash, "prayers in exile"

Macalester College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Macalester College
2021 Prizewinner: Shelby Kruger, “German Apple Strudel

Marietta College
Prize Name: The Stephen Schwartz Prize in Poetry
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laura Baudo Sillerman
2021 Prizewinner: Nina Hahn, “Dear Imaginary Friend

University of Maryland, College Park
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Anaïs Nin
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. Robert W. Newcomb
2021 Prizewinner: Max Lasky, “Ghost Ride

University of Mary Washington
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2021 Prizewinner: Emma Atkinson, “Concordia

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Prize Name: Joseph Langland Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2021 Prizewinner: JR Mahung, “untitled

University of Massachusetts, Boston 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: David Capone, “Sixtyten

University of Memphis 
Prize Name: The Deborah L. Talbot Poetry Award
Founded: 2002
Donor: Deborah L. Talbot
2021 Prizewinner: Annalee Elmore, “Ambien Stuck in Amber

Messiah University
Prize Name: Carrie A. Guhl Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: Rachel Hungerford, “The House on Spring Hollow in the Summer

Miami-Dade College 
Prize Name: Fred Shaw Poetry Prize
Founded: 1973
Donor: Kathleen Welton
2021 Prizewinner: Maylin Enamorado-Pinheiro, “Youth: A Sermon

Miami University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Harris S. Abrahams Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Miami University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Betty Jane Abrahams Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
2021 Prizewinner: Nate Hoil, "Cameo amidst a moment of pure violence."

University of Miami 
Prize Name: Alfred Boas Poetry Prize
Founded: 1993
Donor: University of Miami
2021 Prizewinner: Christell Victoria Roach, “Heatwave” 

Millersville University
Prize Name: Louis Darrell Sage Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Michigan (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

University of Michigan (graduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Minnesota 
Prize Name: James Wright Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: University of Minnesota
2021 Prizewinner: Elena Ramirez-Gorski, “Abecedarian in which la Chillona uses her words” 

Mississippi State University
Prize Name: Joy Taylor Rieves Poetry Prize
Founded: 2021
Donor: Mississippi State University
2021 Prizewinner: Lindsey Bronwyn Fisher, "The Second Half"

University of Missouri at Columbia 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: University of Missouri
2021 Prizewinner: Jacob Griffin Hall, “That Year I Took My First Shot

University of Montana 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: University of Montana
2021 Prizewinner: Mark Spero, “A Post Sex Build Your Own Gender Adventure

Mount Holyoke College 
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1960
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
2021 Prizewinner: Jie Venus Cohen, “PRANKPHONECALLS” 

Muskingum University 
Prize Name: Beulah Brooks Brown Award in Poetry
Founded: 1993
Donor: Muskingum University
2021 Prizewinner: Robert Hartman, “Dad’s Questions”

Naropa University
Prize Name: The Margaret Randall Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Friends of Margaret Randall
2021 Prizewinner: Megan Kisner, “How to Cure Your Anxiety

University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
Prize Name: Wilbur Gaffney Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Professor Emeritus Wilbur Gaffney
2021 Prizewinner: Saddiq Dzukogi, “Paradise” 

University of Nebraska, MFA
Prize Name: Helen W. Kenefick Poetry Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. John C. Kenefick
2021 Prizewinner: Sal Ragen, “Words” 

New Jersey City University 
Prize Name: The Walter Glospie Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: New Jersey City University
2021 Prizewinner: Peggy Audrey Jackson, “Make You Love Yourself

University of New Orleans 
Prize Name: Andrea Saunders Gereighty Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Ms. Andrea S. Gereighty
2021 Prizewinner: Michelle Antoinette Nicholson, “Dreamwalker Reincarnation Blues: The Ballad of Double D

New Mexico State University
Prize Name: Ruth Scott Poetry Award
Donor: Judith N. Scott
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

New York University
Prize Name: Judith Lobel Arkin Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: The Arkin Family
2021 Prizewinner: Camilla Johnson, “Clay

University of North Dakota 
Prize Name: The Thomas McGrath Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of North Dakota
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

University of North Texas
Prize Name: Paul R. Voertman Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: University of North Texas
2021 Prizewinner: Aza Pace, “Chapel"

University of Notre Dame
Prize Name: The Billy Maich Award
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Jessica Maich
2021 Prizewinner: Anna Benedict, “Crowsong

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Prize Name: The Anne Williams Burrus Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: Mrs. Ann W. Burrus
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
Prize Name: Noel Callow Poetry Award
Founded: 1963
Donor: Anonymous
2021 Prizewinner: Megan Gower, “Pygmalion” 

North Carolina State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: North Carolina State University
2021 Prizewinner: Clayton Walker, “father as ball and chain” 

Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
2021 Prizewinner: Carrie George, “There's a secret room inside you. Furnish it as you please.

Northwestern University 
Prize Name: Jean Meyer Aloe Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2021 Prizewinner: Lennart Nielsen, “Climbing

Northwest Indian College
Prize Name: The Betty and Norman Lockwood Poetry Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: James Harder
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Ohio State University 
Prize Name: Arthur Rense Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Ms. Paige Rense
2021 Prizewinner: Alyssa Froehling, “Aledo, Illinois, June” 

Oklahoma State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1978
Donor: Oklahoma State University
2021 Prizewinner: Remi Recchia, “The Ostriches Bathe in Tulsa” 

Old Dominion University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Gabriela Igloria, “Dreamscape with Winter, Ghost” (undergraduate) and Courtney Tala, “Etymology of Your Name” (graduate)

Oregon State University 
Prize Name: Weaver Undergraduate Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Oregon State University
2021 Prizewinner: Macey Lorayne Richert, “Aphrodite’s Lament

Pace University 
Prize Name: David A. Bickimer—Promise of Learnings Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: The Promise of Learnings Inc.
2021 Prizewinner: Leif Tystad, “Alzheimer Ornaments

Pennsylvania State Harrisburg
Prize Name: Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: Nabin Adhikari, “Dance to the Music of Justice

Pennsylvania State University 
Prize Name: Leonard Steinberg Memorial Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Mrs. Pearl Steinberg
2021 Prizewinner: Anushka Shah, “Mummy decides to go silver at fifty

University of Pennsylvania 
Prize Name: William Carlos Williams Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: University of Pennsylvania
2021 Prizewinner: Mir Elias, “THESE STRANGE AND BEAUTIOUS TIMES: A GHAZAL

Perimeter College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The Chattahoochee Review
2019 Winner: No prize awarded 

Piedmont College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: Barbara Brown Taylor
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

University of Pittsburgh 
Prize Name: Jean Meyer Aloe Poetry Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2021 Co-prizewinners: Megan Williams, “I mother” (undergraduate) and Amanda Tien, “90740” (graduate) 

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Prize Name: The Colleen M. Brown Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: Mattie Updyke, “Angry Tap” 

Portland State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: The Portland State University Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Charity Yoro, “origin story” 

Pratt Institute 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1992
Donor: Pratt Institute
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

Princeton University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Drs. William F. and Jerene Hewitt
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Purdue University
Prize Name: The Thomas H. Scholl and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas H. Scholl
2021 Prizewinner: Katie McMorris, “How to Love Someone at the Bottom of the Ocean

Randolph College 
Prize Name: Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Dana Trupa, “Ode to Wanda’s Apron” and Evan Pausic, “Towards My Friend, the Moon

University of Redlands 
Prize Name: Jean Burden Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Ms. Virginia Everett Smith
2021 Prizewinner: Ella Staats, “sundays when god has abandoned us

Reed College 
Prize Name: The Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Reed College
2021 Prizewinner: Emma McNeel, “For a brother

University of Richmond
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2021 Prizewinner: Reda Ansar, “Civilization” 

Rice University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Joyce Pounds Hardy
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

University of Rochester 
Prize Name: Marion Devendorf Van Laak Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Rochester
2021 Prizewinner: Apollo Deal, “Tryst

Rockford University
Prize Name: Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: Rockford University
2021 Prizewinner: Aavyn Lee, “In Admiration of the Moon” 

Rollins College 
Prize Name: Arden Goettling / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Family & Friends of Arden Goettling
2021 Prizewinners: Nicole Rago, “Theodore

Rutgers University 
Prize Name: Enid Dame Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Jeanne Marie Beaumont
2021 Prizewinner: Mary Turkot, “Brigantine, New Jersey” 

St. John’s University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas McInerney
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

St. Lawrence University 
Prize Name: James Ligon Price III Memorial Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1975
Donor: St. Lawrence University
2021 Prizewinner: Marly Davies, “My party hat broke

Saint Mary’s College of California 
Prize Name: Russell & Yvonne Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

Sam Houston State University 
Prize Name: The William C. Weathers Memorial Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Ms. Melissa Morphew
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Savannah Burrus, “Asleep at a Wake” (undergraduate) and Jeremy Gentry, “Degeneration” (graduate)

San Francisco State University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Piri Thomas Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donors: Friends and Family of Piri Thomas
2021 Prizewinner: Adriana Hernandez, “Maybe We’ll Both Live Again” 

San Francisco State University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1996
Donors: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Carlos Quinteros III, “Dreams

University of San Francisco
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: University of San Francisco
2021 Prizewinner: Monique Reyes, “Eating Cherries

San Jose State University 
Prize Name: Virginia de Araujo Prize
Founded: 1981
Donor: Virginia de Araujo Trust
2021 Prizewinner: Khải Đơn, "My Sinking Town"

Santa Clara University
Prize Name: Tamara Verga Poetry Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Victoria Verga Logan and Frank Verga, Jr.
2021 Prizewinner: Jaden Fong, “There will come a day when the deer trails will be my trails, until they will not be anymore

Sarah Lawrence College (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Maddie Aldecoa, “I am your wife”

Sarah Lawrence College (graduate)
Prize Name: The John B. Santoianni Award for Excellence in Poetry
Founded: 2005
Donor: Joseph McCrindle and Charmaine Ferenczi
2021 Prizewinner: Maysam Seraji, “A Ghazal Anthem

Shimer Great Books School at North Central College 
Prize Name: Ruth Cooley Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Mr. Peter Cooley
2021 Prizewinner: Julianne Billings, “Love

Shippensburg University
Prize Name: Laura A. Rice Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Laura A. Rice Poetry Prize
2021 Prizewinner: Ashleigh Kennedy, “Jacob” 

Skidmore College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Skidmore College
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Smith College 
Prize Name: Anne Bradstreet Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Smith College
2021 Prizewinner: Gael Bemis, “Intake Evaluation”

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Rodney Jones
2021 Prizewinner: Zachary Berndt, “The Field Cricket

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: Carolyn Forman Moe
2021 Prizewinner: Ash Durrance, “Affair” 

Spelman College
Prize Name: Edith A. Hambie Poetry Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Anonymous
2021 Prizewinner: Jasmine Tabor, “the altar mirror”

Spring Hill College 
Prize Name: Reverend Andrew C. Smith, S.J., Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Olivia McNorton, “Toilet Bowl Tapestry

Stetson University 
Prize Name: The Holly M. Kimball Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. Phillip Blumberg
2021 Prizewinners: Stephanie Hanson, “This is Not Goodbye” 

SUNY Albany 
Prize Name: Phyllis Hurd Liston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: The Liston Family
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

SUNY Binghamton 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: SUNY Binghamton
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Hannah Nathanson, “Tough Girl” (undergraduate) and Cole Depuy, “Clot” (graduate)

SUNY Buffalo - Graduate
Prize Name: Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
Donor: Mr. Dan Liberthson
2021 Prizewinner: Callie Ingram, “ch 19” 

SUNY Buffalo - Undergraduate
Prize Name: The Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: SUNY Buffalo
2021 Prizewinner: Dana Venerable, “...and my emotions dance their way into the gutter, let them clog with leafy rain…

SUNY Farmingdale
Prize Name: Raynor Wallace Poetry Award
Founded: 1988
Donor: SUNY Farmingdale
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

SUNY Oswego 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. John W. Mincher, Jr.
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Sweet Briar College 
Prize Name: The Jean Taylor Meyer Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Temple University 
Prize Name: Albert J. Caplan Prize
Founded: 1985
Donor: Mr. Albert J. Caplan
2021 Prizewinner: Beatrix Liv Delcarmen, “Ekphrasis at the Foot of Kara Walker's Fountain” 

University of Texas at Austin 
Prize Name: Andrew Julius Gutow Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Andrew Julius Gutow Memorial Fund
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Lou Garcia-Dolnik, “No language for white man” (undergraduate) and Ryan Paradiso, “happy birthday” (graduate)

Trinity College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Trinity College
2021 Prizewinner: Julianne Freeman, “Chapel Bells”

Tufts University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Tufts University
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

Tulane University 
Prize Name: Anselle M. Larson / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mr. Herbert V. Larson, Jr.
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

United States Naval Academy 
Prize Name: Stuart Pitt Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Mrs. A. Stuart Pitt
2021 Prizewinner: Maddie Torrez, “exploration

University of Utah 
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: University of Utah
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded 

Valdosta State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Mr. Edward Davin Vickers
2021 Prizewinner: Roshni Patel, “Navratri Nights

Valparaiso University 
Prize Name: Vivian S. Richards Memorial Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
2021 Prizewinner: Grace Biermann, “Card Players’ Sestina

Vanderbilt University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Vanderbilt University
2021 Prizewinner: Maria Isabelle Carlos, “ELEGIZING” 

Vassar College 
Prize Name: Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Mr. Albert H. Gordon
2021 Prizewinner: Molly Manafo, “Lessons in Atomic Theory” 

University of Virginia
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Henry Hoyns Bequest, Charles Wright
2021 Prizewinner: Michelle Gottschlich, “Different Words for Sleep

Virginia Commonwealth University 
Prize Name: Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Nan Byrne
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Colin Bailes, “Rooted” and Michelle Goshen, “Pangea” 

Virginia Tech
Prize name: Virginia Tech / Poetry Society of Virginia Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2021 Prizewinner: Bessie Flores Zaldívar, “I’m Twice as Old as I was When My Country Drowned Me” 

Washington College 
Prize Name: The Jude and Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Dr. & Mrs. Jude Pfister
2021 Prizewinner: Nicole Hatfield, “Principle 2: Catch & Store Energy” 

Washington & Lee University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Anonymous
2021 Prizewinner: Isabel Ryan, “A Vietnamese Grandmother and Her Americanized Granddaughter Meet in the Middle of a Blank Page

Washington University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Washington University
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Haley Harris, “2376 Ganesha Avenue” (undergraduate) and Kelan Nee, “Irrigation” (graduate)

University of Washington 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Indigo Purdy, “Bear Lake Leeches and Ear Infections” (undergraduate) and Anna Ciummo, “Hourglasses” (graduate)

Wayne State University 
Prize Name: John Clare Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
2021 Prizewinner: Grey Snyder, “A Prayer for Homophobes” (undergraduate) and Melinda Baker, “LAST SUMMER DURING A PANDEMIC” (graduate)

Wellesley College 
Prize Name: Nevin Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The Family of Betty Nevin Marshall & Robert Nevin
2021 Prizewinner: Angela Zhao, “The Stamp Collectors

Wells College 
Prize Name: Catharine B. De Pau Poetry Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2021 Prizewinner: Ryley T. O’Brien, “Afternoon: Occupation of the Living

Wesleyan College 
Prize Name: George Warren Gignilliat, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Wesleyan University
Prize Name: Sarah Hannah Memorial Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Kate Bernheimer
2021 Prizewinners: Nicole Adabunu, "won't you celebrate with me"

Westminster College
Prize Name: Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: Westminster College
2021 Prizewinner: Dylan Richmond, “Bisexuality”

College of William & Mary
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
2021 Prizewinner: Shade, “Disproportionate"

Williams College
Prize Name: Bullock Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Academy of American Poets
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Wilson College
Prize Name: The William and Ivy Saylor Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: Jacob Slifka, “Rhetoric and the Reeducated

University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Prize Name: George B. Hill Poetry Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: Kevin P. Bjerregaard
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

College of Wooster 
Prize Name: Cora Owlett Latzer Award
Founded: 1983
Donor: Ms. Susan Donnell
2021 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Yale University 
Prize Name: Sean T. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2021 Prizewinner: Lucy Silbaugh, “Twin”

Yonsei University / Underwood International College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Yonsei University
2021 Co-Prizewinners: Sarang Lee, “reel” and Ye Eun Lee, “Sandglass

York College of Pennsylvania
Prize Name: Mary Jane’s Diamond Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2021 Prizewinner: Grace Duncan, “roger

 

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