The Academy of American Poets Announces Recipients of the 2020 American Poets Prizes

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 American Poets Prizes, which are among the most valuable and venerable poetry prizes in the United States:

  • NIKKY FINNEY has received the WALLACE STEVENS AWARD
  • CARMEN GIMÉNEZ SMITH has received the ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS FELLOWSHIP
  • HANIF ABDURRAQIB’s book A Fortune for Your Disaster (Tin House, 2019) has received the LENORE MARSHALL POETRY PRIZE
  • CHET’LA SEBREE’s book Field Study (FSG Originals, 2021) has won the JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD
  • MARA PASTOR's Deuda Natal / Natal Debt, co-translated by MARÍA JOSÉ GIMÉNEZ and ANNA ROSENWONG, has won the AMBROGGIO PRIZE
  • RAJIV MOHABIR’s translation of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara by Lalbihari Sharma has won the HAROLD MORTON LANDON TRANSLATION AWARD
  • GEOFFREY BROCK’s translation of Last Dream by Giovanni Pascoli has won the RAIZISS/DE PALCHI TRANSLATION AWARD
  • IRA GOGA has won the ALIKI PERROTI AND SETH FRANK MOST PROMISING YOUNG POET AWARD
  • THREA ALMONTASER has received the WALT WHITMAN AWARD, the Academy's first book award

Read about the winners.