List of winners of the James Laughlin Award
The James Laughlin Award, formerly the Lamont Poetry Prize, is given annually for a poet's second published book; it is the only major poetry award that honors a second book. The award is given by the Academy of American Poets, and is noted as one of the major prizes awarded to younger poets in the United States. In 1959, Harvey Shapiro referred to the award as "roughly, a Pulitzer for bardlings."
Laughlin Award Winners (1996–present)Edit
This partial listing is taken from the website of the Academy of American Poets.
Lamont Poetry Selections (1975–1995)Edit
Lamont Poetry Selections (1954–1974)Edit
For the first 20 years, a poet's first published volume was the annual Lamont Poetry Selection.
Beach, Christopher (1999). Poetic Culture. Northwestern University Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-8101-1678-8.
The vast majority of those winning the major awards for younger poets over the last two decades (Guggenheims, Lamont prizes, the National Poetry Series, for example) have held graduate degrees in creative writing.
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