Agnes Scott College 
Prize Name: Janef Preston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Agnes Scott College
2016 Prizewinner: Shakoora Sabree, "Three Spoonfuls of Brown Sugar"

University of Alabama 
Prize Name: Hill-Kohn Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: University of Alabama
2016 Prizewinner: Ryan Bollenbach, "Blue"

Amherst College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1959
Donor: Trustees of Amherst College
2016 Prizewinner: Victoria Luizzi, "Cabo Blanco"

Aquinas College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mrs. Linda Nemec Foster
2016 Prizewinner: Nadija Kadunic, “Tomasica"

Arizona State University 
Prize Name: Katherine C. Turner Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Katharine C. Turner
2016 Prizewinner: Alexandra Comeaux, "The Community Pool"

University of Arizona 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of Arizona
2016 Prizewinner: Taneum Bambrick, "Reservoir (V.)"

Auburn University 
Prize Name: Robert Hughes Mount Jr. Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
2016 Prizewinner: Emma Hyche, "Pyrite"

Augsburg College 
Prize Name: John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mrs. Jeanette Mitchell
2016 Prizewinner: Donte Collins, "what the dead know by heart"

Bard College 
Prize Name: The Flow Chart Foundation/Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: David Kermani, The Flow Chart Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Sophie Strand, "First Ode"

Baylor University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Beall Poetry Festival
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Beloit College 
Prize Name: Beloit Poetry Journal Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Ms. Marion Stocking
2016 Prizewinner: Max Brumberg-Kraus, “Fag Hammadi”

Bennington College
Prize Name: The Green Prize for Poetry
Founded: 2006
Donor: Kelly Green & Forrest MacGregor
2016 Prizewinner: Franci Revel, “Pasture”

Bergen Community College 
Prize Name: The Steven W. Chung Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Steven W. Chung
2016 Prizewinner: Meaghan Velten, “Pyro”

Boston University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Boston University Creative Writing Program
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Bowdoin College 
Prize Name: The Academy of American Poets Colette Inez Poetry Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Mr. Jack Miller
2016 Prizewinner: June Lei, “Brooklyn Museum”

Bradley University 
Prize Name: Sipple Poetry Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Bradley University
2016 Prizewinner: Kaydra Bui, "Unsung"

Brandeis University 
Prize Name: The Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Marian McDonald
2016 Prizewinner: Arielle Ballard, “Indigofera”

Brigham Young University 
Prize Name: Ethel Lowry Handley Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Ethel Lowry Handley
2016 Prizewinner: Shelli Spotts, “Blue #1”

Brooklyn College, CUNY 
Prize Name: Burton A. Goldberg Poetry Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Burton Goldberg
2016 Prizewinner: Hannah Carl, “the edge of downtown near the student housing”

Brown University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Leander McCormick-Goodhart
2016 Prizewinner: Joshua Kurtz, "Untitled, 1970"

Bryn Mawr College
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Marie Bullock
Founded: 1957
Donor: Mrs. Peter McCormick
2016 Prizewinner: Natalie Kawam, “The Pulse”

California State University, Fresno (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: The Friends of Larry Levis
2016 Prizewinner: Hannah Riccardi, “When My Mother Rages”

California State University, Fresno (graduate) 
Prize Name: Ernesto Trejo Memorial Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: The Friends of Ernesto Trejo
2016 Prizewinner: Kourtnie McKenzie, “The Way Her Mother Left”

California State University, Los Angeles 
Prize Name: Henri Coulette Memorial Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: California State University, Los Angeles
2016 Prizewinner: Katherine Pyne-Jaeger, “Prose Poem: after I Do Not Know What a Painting Does and Numbers, Patterns, Movements and Being”

California State University, Northridge 
Prize Name: George Dillon Memorial Award
Founded: 1968
Donor: California State University, Northridge
2016 Prizewinner: Sophia Apodaca, "Coming Out to My Mother”

University of California, Berkeley 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: David Hernandez, "Vigesimal "

University of California, Davis 
Prize Name: Celeste Turner Wright Poetry Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Prof. Celeste Turner Wright
2016 Prizewinner: Lauren Swift, “pilgrimage”

University of California, Irvine 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: Mr. Walter J. Thomson
2016 Prizewinner: Stefan Karlsson, “Shards of the Nautilus Shell”

University of California, Los Angeles
Prize Name: Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Ms. Joan LaBombard
2016 Prizewinner: Dylan Karlsson, “Fruit for Vacancy”

California Polytechnic State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: California Polytechnic State University
2016 Prizewinner: Rebecca Liberatore, “Night Roulette”

Calvin College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Calvin College
2016 Prizewinner: Ericka Buitenhuis, “In Time”

Carnegie Mellon University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1977
Donor: Carnegie Mellon University
2016 Prizewinner: Hyunho Yoon, "Patient Notes"

Central Michigan University
Prize Name: Eric Torgersen Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
Donor: Phillip Sterling
2016 Prizewinner: Greta Ginter, “Fat Girls Don't Get Husbands”

Central Pennsylvania College 
Prize Name: Geraldine G. Britcher Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Mary Weingartener, “One of Those Days”

Centre College 
Prize Name: Paul Cantrell Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Phillip Sterling
2016 Prizewinner: Emma Comery, “Daydream Memory

Chatham College
Prize Name: The Laurie Mansell Reich Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laurie and Henry Reich
2016 Prizewinner: Amy Lee Heinlen, “Light, Blue”

University of Cincinnati (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The George Elliston Poetry Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Zachary Hatfield, "Wisdom"

University of Cincinnati (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The George Elliston Poetry Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Jose Araguz, “Blade”

The City College of San Francisco 
Prize Name: The Felicia Farr Lemon Poetry Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Mrs. Felicia Farr Lemmon
2016 Prizewinner: Sedey Gebreyes, “January 2016, Addis Aba', Ethiopia”

Cleveland State University 
Prize Name: Alberta Turner Poetry Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Cleveland State University
2016 Prizewinner: Ali McClain, “Kinsman”

Colorado State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Colorado State University Faculty & Administration
2016 Prizewinner: Denise Jarrott, “Stone-cipher”

Columbia College Chicago 
Prize Name: Eileen Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Jan-Henry Gray, “Maid Poem #7: HR”

Columbia University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Anonymous
2016 Prizewinner: Smita Sen, “Emerge”

Columbia University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Bennett Poetry Prize
Founded: 1959
Donor: The New York Times Advertising Department
2016 Prizewinner: Mathews Huey, “When I Say Fireworks”

Connecticut College 
Prize Name:Charles B. Palmer Poetry Award
Founded: 1979
Donor: Connecticut College
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Cooper Union 
Prize Name: Elizabeth Kray Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Cooper Union
2016 Prizewinner: Robert Cipriano, “Bag O' Donuts”

Cornell College 
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Clyde and Jewell Bothwell Tull
Founded: 1990
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
2016 Prizewinner: Christina Rueth, “The Pearls of a Company Man”

Cornell University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Litowitz Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Creighton University 
Prize Name: Oscar M. Macelliao Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Claire Martin, “Lakehouse”

Dartmouth College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Dartmouth College
2016 Prizewinner: Kelsey Sipple “Humpback Whale Tail, Greenstone”

University of Delaware 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Robert Sheehan, “Red Dress”

University of Denver 
Prize Name: Edward M. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Dickinson College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Dickinson College
2016 Prizewinner: Molly Gorelick, "Dog spelled backwards is God"

Drew University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Susan Vartanian Barba
2016 Prizewinner: Sanah Athar, "Citizen, speaks English"

Duke University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Biddle Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Sarah Darwiche, "little party"

Elizabethtown College
Prize Name: The Raymond and Mausolene Stouffer Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Cassie Gordon, “The Future”

Emerson College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Emerson College
2016 Prizewinner: Angela Siew, "On Disbelief and The Wishes Not Included in Prayers"

Emory University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The Friends of Creative Writing
2016 Prizewinner: Caroline Schmidt, “Reflection”

Florida International University 
Prize Name: Christopher F. Kelly Award for Poetry
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. John Bond
2016 Prizewinner: Ariel Francisco, “Before Snowfall”

Florida State University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: John MacKay Shaw Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Florida State University
2016 Prizewinner: Alegra Padron, “Powder-Blue Kim and Long Cat Strike a Deal Outside Gingerbread and Bird Trap”

Florida State University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1982
Donor: Florida State University
2016 Prizewinner: William Fargason, “Aubade with Barbed Wire”

Fordham University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Fordham University
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Franklin & Marshall College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. C. Hunter Boll
2016 Prizewinner: Delia Pepper, “Flight”

George Mason University 
Prize Name: The Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Judith V. Lelchook
2016 Prizewinner: Edward Jesse Capobianco, “//”

George Washington University 
Prize Name: A. E. Claeyssens, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: George Washington University
2016 Prizewinner: Gabriel Simon, "All the Breakfasts in November"

Georgetown University 
Prize Name: Ora Mary Phelam Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Emperatriz Ung, “All in the Screen”

Georgia Perimeter College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: The Chattahoochee Review
2016 Prizewinner: Justin Beaudrot, "Last Night"

Georgia College & State University
Prize Name: Frankye Davis Mayes Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mrs. Frances Mayes
2016 Prizewinners: Alexa Sims, "Dream of Bohemia" and Shane Moritz, “A Circle Gathers Around a Fallen Dope”

Gettysburg College 
Prize Name: Marion Zulauf Prize
Founded: 1987
Donor: Mr. Sander Zulauf
2016 Prizewinner: Peter Rosenberger, “Chrysalis”

Grinnell College 
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Lorabel Richardson
Founded: 1994
Donor: Ms. Alice Louise Haug
2016 Prizewinner: Maya Elliott, “Witchblood: A Fantasy”

Hamilton College 
Prize Name: Ralph and Doris Hansmann Poetry Prize
Founded: 1962
Donor: Hamilton College
2016 Prizewinner: Alan Yeh, “Grandma Loves Duck”

Harrisburg Area Community College 
Prize Name: Dale T. Guhl Memorial Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Layne McClure, “Gasoline Night”

Hartwick College 
Prize Name: Anna Sonder Prize
Founder: 1979
Donor: Dr. Otto Sonder
2016 Prizewinner: Malek Charchour, “Afrukhe”

Harvard University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Harvard University
2016 Prizewinner: Stella Wong, “[i wear these for]”

University of Hawai’i 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Julia Wieting, "Place names"

Hofstra University 
Prize Name: Nancy P. Schnader Award
Founded: 1974
Donor: Hofstra University
2016 Prizewinners: Cortney Cordero, “Rubik” and Melanie Sirof, “If Ophelia”

University of Houston 
Prize Name: Brazos Bookstore/ Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. Karl Kilian
2016 Prizewinner: Dan Chu, “Unexplainable Economics”

Hollins University 
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1971
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
2016 Prizewinner: Shelley Whitaker, "Why I Get Quiet When the Cops Come"

College of the Holy Cross 
Prize Name: Dominick Lepore Poetry Award
Founded: 1993
Donor: Mr. Dominick J. Lepore
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Hope College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Hope College
2016 Prizewinner: Elizabeth Ensink, “The Effect of a Sestina on Field Notes”

Hunter College 
Prize Name: Catalina Páez & Seumas MacManus Award
Founded: 1987
Donor: Miss Patricia MacManus, Mrs. Mariquita M. Mullan
2016 Prizewinner: Mia Kang, "Ark"

University of Idaho
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Karen Trujillo and Don Burnett
2016 Prizewinners: Emily Alexander, "Night, Night" and Michael Landreth, “Abecedarian for Lion King”

Illinois College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Ms. Deborah Klang Smith
2016 Prizewinner: Patrick Winters, “Admission File #501”

Illinois Wesleyan University 
Prize Name: Arthur W. Hinners & Louise Hinners Sipfle Prize
Founded: 1980
Donor: Friends & Family of Louise Hinners Sipfle
2016 Prizewinner: Grace McGovern, “Roadkill”

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Prize Name: Ruth Llewellyn Baird Prize
Founded: 1966
Donor: Mrs. Robert D. Wood
2016 Prizewinner: Siggi Schroth, "Almost Every Single Thing I Remember from My Childhood"

Indiana University 
Prize Name: The Vera Meyer Strube Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Indiana State University 
Prize Name: The Madeline DeGaetano Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1996
Donor: Dr. Elaine L. Kleiner
2016 Prizewinner: Anna Wilson, “Trypophobia”

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Delaney Nolan, “Twin”

Johns Hopkins University
Prize Name: The Laureen Rita Schipsi Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Mr. Thomas Newton Bolling
2016 Prizewinner: Jesse Chen, “Odyssey”

Kenyon College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Kenyon College
2016 Prizewinner: Ian Burnette, “On leaving”

Keystone College 
Prize Name: Edward M. Cameron IV Poetry Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2016 Prizewinner: Kristy Alinoski, “Punctuation”

Lafayette College 
Prize Name: Jean E. Corrie Poetry Prize
Founded: 1989
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2016 Prizewinner: Rachel Rubino, "Lady of the Equinox"

Lewis & Clark College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Lewis & Clark College
2016 Prizewinner: Nathaniel Lamers, “Eighteen”

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus 
Prize Name: John & Agnes McCarten Memorial Award
Founded: 1967
Donor: Ms. Jeanne Marie Scott
2016 Prizewinner: Randall Taylor, “Vermillion Bird”

Loyola University Maryland 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: Loyola University Maryland
2016 Prizewinner: Emma Ditzel, “Benevolence, Georgia”

Loyola University of Chicago 
Prize Name: Dr. Frank C. Lawler Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Hannah Conway, “Haircuts”

Lynchburg College
Prize name: Miriam T. and Jude M. Pfister Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Miriam T. and Jude M. Pfister
2016 Prizewinner: Ethan Lee, "Nina's Voice"

Macalester College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Macalester College
2016 Prizewinner: Molly Sowash, “Threnody”

Marietta College
Prize Name: The Stephen Schwartz Prize in Poetry
Founded: 2005
Donor: Laura Baudo Sillerman
2016 Prizewinner: Darnell DePriest, Jr., "Pinned Up"

University of Maryland, College Park
Prize Name: Prize in Memory of Anaïs Nin
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. Robert W. Newcomb
2016 Prizewinner: Tyler Goldman, “Birdsong”

University of Mary Washington
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2016 Prizewinner: Sarah Hansen, “Detour”

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Prize Name: Joseph Langland Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2016 Prizewinners: David Feinstein, “Sway” and Halie Theoharides, “Lying in the Dark for the Earthquake”

University of Massachusetts, Boston 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Emily Jaeger, “Palmyra's Arch of Triumph”

University of Memphis 
Prize Name: The Deborah L. Talbot Poetry Award
Founded: 2002
Donor: Deborah L. Talbot
2016 Prizewinner: Peter Hogan, “Physics”

Messiah College
Prize Name: Carrie A. Guhl Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Charlotte McCash, “Stop and Rest”

Miami-Dade Community College 
Prize Name: Fred Shaw Poetry Prize
Founded: 1973
Donor: Miami-Dade Community College
2016 Prizewinner: Maria Victoria Biancardi, “Night Sail, Flood Warnings”

Miami University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Harris S. Abrahams Poetry Prize
Founded: 2000
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
2016 Prizewinner: Matt Morgenstern, “Ode to Love"

Miami University (graduate) 
Prize Name: Betty Jane Abrahams Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2001
Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Abrahams
2016 Prizewinner: Isaac Pickell, “Quadroon”

University of Miami 
Prize Name: Alfred Boas Poetry Prize
Founded: 1993
Donor: University of Miami
2016 Prizewinner: Savonna  Johnson, “Death of the Yucca Fruit or Cervical Cancer”

Millersville University
Prize Name: Louis Darrell Sage Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Madeleine Murphy, "Shoo-fly"

University of Michigan (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
2016 Prizewinner: Paulina Adams, “my coat”

University of Michigan (graduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mrs. Sharon A. Galley
2016 Prizewinner: Kayla Krut, “Female Figure”

University of Minnesota 
Prize Name: James Wright Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: University of Minnesota
2016 Prizewinners: Janna Knittel, “A History of Shaving” and Mike Alberti, “Elegy (Robe)” and Su Hwang, “Latchkeys”

University of Missouri at Columbia 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1990
Donor: University of Missouri
2016 Prizewinner: Jennifer Maritza McCauley, "Loriella is Dead"

University of Montana 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: University of Montana
2016 Prizewinner: Nate Duke, "Unlike Conquest"

Mount Holyoke College 
Prize Name: Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize
Founded: 1960
Donor: Mr. W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
2016 Prizewinner: Rachel Schmieder-Gropen, “On Collier's Sleeping Beauty”

Muskingum College 
Prize Name: Beulah Brooks Brown Award in Poetry
Founded: 1993
Donor: Muskingum College
2016 Prizewinner: Erin Fetters, “A Poem for my Grandmothers”

Naropa University
Prize Name: The Margaret Randall Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: Friends of Margaret Randall
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
Prize Name: Wilbur Gaffney Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Professor Emeritus Wilbur Gaffney
2016 Prizewinner: Erin Bertram, “Documentary Studies”

University of Nebraska, MFA
Prize Name: Helen W. Kenefick Poetry Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. John C. Kenefick
2016 Prizewinner: Zachary Drees, “Closets”

New Jersey City University 
Prize Name: The Walter Glospie Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2004
Donor: New Jersey City University
2016 Prizewinner: Meghan Flaherty, “Fish Head”

University of New Orleans 
Prize Name: Andrea Saunders Gereighty Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Ms. Andrea S. Gereighty
2016 Prizewinner: Jessica Morey-Collins, "Your Title Could Be Doing A lot More"

New York University
Prize Name: Judith Lobel Arkin Poetry Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: The Arkin Family
2016 Prizewinner: Sheila Huang, “Portrait of Fortune”

University of North Dakota 
Prize Name: The Thomas McGrath Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of North Dakota
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of North Texas
Prize Name: Paul R. Voertman Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: University of North Texas
2016 Prizewinner: Chelsea Wagenaar, “The Spinning Place”

University of Notre Dame
Prize Name: The Billy Maich Award
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Jessica Maich
2016 Prizewinner: Ae Hee Lee, “On Not Healing the Blind”

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Prize Name: The Anne Williams Burrus Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1963
Donor: Mrs. Ann W. Burrus
2016 Prizewinner: Samantha Davis, “Stag”

University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
Prize Name: Noel Callow Poetry Award
Founded: 1963
Donor: Anonymous
2016 Prizewinner: T. Luke Huffman, “Bells Which Will Not Ring”

North Carolina State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: North Carolina State University
2016 Prizewinner: Marty Saunders, "Boarding an Overnight Bus — La Paz, Bolivia"

Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts
2016 Prizewinner: Bronte Billings, “Failed Renovations”

Northwestern University 
Prize Name: Jean Meyer Aloe Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2016 Prizewinner: Rachel Girty, “Unstill Life”

Northwest Indian College
Prize Name: The Betty and Norman Lockwood Poetry Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: James Harder
2016 Prizewinner: Dianna Moses,  “A Letter to the Old Me”

Ohio State University 
Prize Name: Arthur Rense Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Ms. Paige Rense
2016 Prizewinner: Louis Maraj, “Monkey on Down”

Oklahoma State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1978
Donor: Oklahoma State University
2016 Prizewinner: Emma Murray, “Pussy”

Old Dominion University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2016 Prizewinners: Elaine White, “How to Lie to Your Mother" and Marcus Jamison, “Break”

Oregon State University 
Prize Name: Weaver Undergraduate Poetry Award
Founded: 1986
Donor: Oregon State University
2016 Prizewinner: Gwendolyn Mauroner, “Sweet”

Pace University 
Prize Name: David A. Bickimer—Promise of Learnings Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: The Promise of Learnings Inc.
2016 Prizewinner: Juliet Mueller, “Things Don't Always Lie Where They Fall”

Pennsylvania State Harrisburg
Prize Name: Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Maria Wilson, “Fooling Around with Joe Canewell's Daughter”

Pennsylvania State University 
Prize Name: Leonard Steinberg Memorial Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: Mrs. Pearl Steinberg
2016 Prizewinner: Shannon Francis, "The Wolf"

University of Pennsylvania 
Prize Name: William Carlos Williams Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: University of Pennsylvania
2016 Prizewinner: Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, “Out of Stone”

Piedmont College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: Barbara Brown Taylor
2016 Prizewinner: Hayley Major, “gods who taste”

University of Pittsburgh 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: University of Pittsburgh
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Prize Name: The Colleen M. Brown Prize
Founded: 2012
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Avery Malone, "Leaving"

Portland State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: The Portland State University Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Michael McKee Green, "A Remit"

Pratt Institute 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1992
Donor: Pratt Institute
2016 Prizewinner: Sade Murphy, “Entry 098&/or Monday Night Before Thanksgiving or//Venus & Mars in Libra”

Princeton University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Drs. William F. and Jerene Hewitt
2016 Prizewinner: Emily Tu, “Litany”

Purdue University
Prize Name: The Thomas H. Scholl and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas H. Scholl
2016 Prizewinner: Audrey Gradzewicz, “A Brief History of Grief”

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College 
Prize Name: Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Poetry Prize
Founded: 1963
Donor: Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
2016 Prizewinner: Katy Boyer,  "Narcissus on the Banks of the Haw"

University of Redlands 
Prize Name: Jean Burden Award
Founded: 1984
Donor: Ms. Virginia Everett Smith
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Reed College 
Prize Name: The Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1994
Donor: Reed College
2016 Prizewinner: Tara Borgilt, "Separation"

University of Richmond
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2016 Prizewinner: Emily Bradford, “The Wasp”

Rice University
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Joyce Pounds Hardy
2016 Prizewinner: Courtney Brown, “on the bright white occasion of a second coming; or, in anticipation of spring”

University of Rochester 
Prize Name: Marion Devendorf Van Laak Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: University of Rochester
2016 Prizewinner: Ian Von Fange, “Facts About Peacocks”

Rockford University
Prize Name: Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: Rockford University
2016 Prizewinner: Daniel Nord, “Sex According to a Hoover Owner's Manual”

Rollins College 
Prize Name: Arden Goettling / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Family & Friends of Arden Goettling
2016 Prizewinners: Lindsay Granduke, “vaulting up” and Heather Anna Keeler, “Pool Party”

Rutgers University 
Prize Name: Enid Dame Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Jeanne Marie Beaumont
2016 Prizewinner: Grace Li, “Spreading gooseberry (Ribes divaricatum)”

St. John’s University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2006
Donor: Thomas McInerney
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

St. Lawrence University 
Prize Name: James Ligon Price III Memorial Prize in Poetry
Founded: 1975
Donor: St. Lawrence University
2016 Prizewinner: Caitlin Kelly, “Only Accessible By Two Wheels”

Saint Mary’s College of California 
Prize Name: Russell & Yvonne Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Jacob Minasian, “Wine Country”

Sam Houston State University 
Prize Name: The William C. Weathers Memorial Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Ms. Melissa Morphew
2016 Prizewinner: Savanah Burns, “Starry Night”

San Francisco State University 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1964
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Brooke Harries, “a short list of facts”

San Francisco State University (undergraduate) 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Piri Thomas Poetry Prize
Founded: 2009
Donors: Friends and Family of Piri Thomas
2016 Prizewinner: Vanessa Hamill, “Ten Women, Ten Colors”

University of San Francisco
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2009
Donor: University of San Francisco
2016 Prizewinner: Jonah Dorrance Dementia, “Patients at Joshua Tree”

San Jose State University 
Prize Name: Virginia de Araujo Prize
Founded: 1981
Donor: Virginia de Araujo Trust
2016 Prizewinner: Kimberly Cunningham, “The Sins of our Fathers”

Santa Clara University
Prize Name: Tamara Verga Poetry Prize
Founded: 1995
Donor: Victoria Verga Logan and Frank Verga, Jr.
2016 Prizewinner: Shelley Valdez, “Engkanto”

Sarah Lawrence College (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Sarah Lawrence College (graduate)
Prize Name: The John B. Santoianni Award for Excellence in Poetry
Donor: Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Marie Marandola, “Poet Groupie”

Shimer College 
Prize Name: Ruth Cooley Poetry Prize
Founded: 1976
Donor: Mr. Peter Cooley
2016 Prizewinner: Francesca Miller, “Pomology”

Shippensburg University
Prize Name: Laura A. Rice Poetry Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Laura A. Rice Poetry Prize
2016 Prizewinner: Alexandra Dunn, “No Country for Old Men”

Skidmore College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Skidmore College
2016 Prizewinner: Kaitlin Curley Anders, "Philosophical Driveway"

Smith College 
Prize Name: Anne Bradstreet Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Smith College
2016 Prizewinner: Micah Collins-Sibley, “Southbound II”

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (undergraduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: Mr. Rodney Jones
2016 Prizewinner: Ashley Mallick, “I knew my mother was god when I was five”

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (graduate)
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: Carolyn Forman Moe
2016 Prizewinner: Meghann Plunkett, “Researchers Find The Father's DNA Stays in the Brains of Impregnated Women, Even Those Who Don't Carry to Term”

Spring Hill College 
Prize Name: Reverend Andrew C. Smith, S.J., Poetry Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Natalie Welch, “Cherokee Canoe”

Stetson University 
Prize Name: The Holly M. Kimball Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mr. Phillip Blumberg
2016 Prizewinners: Alissa Pagano, “Postcard Sestina”

SUNY Albany 
Prize Name: Phyllis Hurd Liston Poetry Prize
Founded: 1998
Donor: The Liston Family
2016 Prizewinner: Noah Kucij, “The Belt”

SUNY Binghamton 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1979
Donor: SUNY Binghamton
2016 Prizewinners: Tamar Ashdot, “Social Media Has Not Adjusted to Your Mortality” and Clara Barnhart, “We Were Always the Good”

SUNY Buffalo
Prize Name: The Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1974
Donor: SUNY Buffalo
2016 Prizewinner: Brian Windschitl, “metamorphosis

SUNY Buffalo
Prize Name: Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize
Founded: 2010
Donor: Mr. Dan Liberthson
2016 Prizewinner: Kristina Marie Darling, “Godspeed

SUNY Farmingdale
Prize Name: Raynor Wallace Poetry Award
Founded: 1988
Donor: SUNY Farmingdale
2016 Prizewinner: Rita Mezic, “Riptide”

SUNY Oswego 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Mr. John W. Mincher, Jr.
2016 Prizewinner: Julian Daley, “Arabian Nights”

Sweet Briar College 
Prize Name: The Jean Taylor Meyer Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 2003
Donor: Jean Meyer Aloe
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Temple University 
Prize Name: Albert J. Caplan Prize
Founded: 1985
Donor: Mr. Albert J. Caplan
2016 Prizewinner: Aimee Seu, "17"

University of Texas at Austin 
Prize Name: Andrew Julius Gutow Poetry Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: The Andrew Julius Gutow Memorial Fund
2016 Prizewinners: Ally Covino, “Portrait of Dotty as an Elton John Song” and Arati Warrier, “Mumbai”

Trinity College 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1997
Donor: Trinity College
2016 Prizewinner: May Woollcott, “Blood Moon”

Tufts University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: Tufts University
2016 Prizewinner: Joy Chee, “Everything Causes Cancer”

Tulane University 
Prize Name: Anselle M. Larson / Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Mr. Herbert V. Larson, Jr.
2016 Prizewinner: Carolyn Canulette, “cadence/articulation/awake”

United States Naval Academy 
Prize Name: Stuart Pitt Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1975
Donor: Mrs. A. Stuart Pitt
2016 Prizewinner: Paige Ward, "40 Year Plan"

University of Utah 
Prize Name: Larry Levis Memorial Poetry Prize
Founded: 1969
Donor: University of Utah
2016 Prizewinner: Rachel Davis, “Ontogenesis”

Valdosta State University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1986
Donor: Mr. Edward Davin Vickers
2016 Prizewinner: Jacquelyn Sutton, "When My Daughter Didn't Come Home"

Valparaiso University 
Prize Name: Vivian S. Richards Memorial Prize
Founded: 1988
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
2016 Prizewinner: Victoria Bruick, “The Low End of a High Rise” 

Vanderbilt University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Vanderbilt University
2016 Prizewinner: Tiana Clark, “Soil Horizon”

Vassar College 
Prize Name: Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: Mr. Albert H. Gordon
2016 Prizewinner: Alex Raz, Moonlight

Virginia Commonwealth University 
Prize Name: Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize
Founded: 2002
Donor: Nan Byrne
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

University of Virginia 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: University of Virginia
2016 Prizewinner: Robert Shapiro, “Ram's Head with Hollyhock, 1935”

Virginia Tech
Prize name: Virginia Tech/ Poetry Society of Virginia Prize
Founded: 2007
Donor: The Poetry Society of Virginia
2016 Prizewinner: Emily Dhatt, “WE WILL FIND IT(MANIFESTO)”

Washington College 
Prize Name: The Jude and Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Dr. & Mrs. Jude Pfister
2016 Prizewinner: Reilly Cox, “My Sister by the Inner Harbor”

Washington & Lee University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Anonymous
2016 Prizewinner: Brennon Williams, “Credo”

Washington University 
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1968
Donor: Washington University
2016 Prizewinners: Katy Przybylski, "boy" and Paige Webb, “Chapter in which an oculus opens

University of Washington 
Prize Name: Harold Taylor Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The New Hope Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Rachel Edelman, “Cascadia Recurrence Interval”

Wayne State University 
Prize Name: John Clare Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Michael Becker
2016 Prizewinner: No prize awarded

Wellesley College 
Prize Name: Nevin Prize
Founded: 1957
Donor: The Family of Betty Nevin Marshall & Robert Nevin
2016 Prizewinners: Anna Egeland, “951 Forest Rd.” and Megan O'Keefe, “Bunker”

Wells College 
Prize Name: Catharine B. De Pau Poetry Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry
2016 Prizewinner: Atiya Jordan, “young warrior”

Wesleyan College 
Prize Name: George Warren Gignilliat, Jr. Poetry Prize
Founded: 1984
Donor: J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz
2016 Prizewinner: Bartika Rai, “Wildflowers”

Wesleyan University
Prize Name: Sarah Hannah Memorial Prize
Founded: 2008
Donor: Kate Bernheimer
2016 Prizewinners: Kathleen Radigan, “Free Chair”

Westminster College
Prize Name: Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Prize
Founded: 1999
Donor: Westminster College
2016 Prizewinner: Hannah Malik, “Bathtub”

College of William & Mary
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 1983
Donor: Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
2016 Prizewinner: Natasha King, “he thinks I'm sleeping but I'm not”

Williams College
Prize Name: Bullock Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Academy of American Poets
2016 Prizewinner: Tyler Tsay, “poem to the mirror”

Wilson College
Prize Name: The William and Ivy Saylor Prize
Founded: 2013
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher
2016 Prizewinner: Patrick Fox, “Productivity”

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 
Prize Name: Edward W. Ryan Poetry Prize
Founded: 2005
Donor: Mary Ann Ryan
2016 Prizewinner: Sidney Taiko Sheehan, “Rehearsal Dinner, a Room Full of Hagiharas”

College of Wooster 
Prize Name: Cora Owlett Latzer Award
Founded: 1983
Donor: Ms. Susan Donnell
2016 Prizewinner: Laith Sersain, “Etiological Tale”

Yale University 
Prize Name: Sean T. Lannan Poetry Prize
Founded: 1955
Donor: The Lannan Foundation
2016 Prizewinner: Kathryn Kaelin, “synapses”

Yonsei University / Underwood International College
Prize Name: Academy of American Poets Prize
Founded: 2011
Donor: Yonsei University
2016 Prizewinner: Hedgie Choi, “I can't stand people who write about themselves but clearly you are not me”

York College of Pennsylvania
Prize Name: Mary Jane’s Diamond Prize
Founded: 2015
Donor: Mr. Raymond W. Britcher


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