NEW YORK, N.Y. – One of the country’s most honoured poets, Jorie Graham, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.
The Academy of American Poets told The Associated Press on Monday that Graham is this year’s winner of the Wallace Stevens Award for “proven mastery” in poetry. Graham’s books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Dream of the Unified Field.” The $25,000 Academy of American Poets Fellowship went to Ed Roberson and the $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize was given to Patrick Rosal for his collection “Brooklyn Antediluvian.” The Marshall prize honours the best book of the previous year.
Thomas E. Peterson won a $25,000 translation prize for his work on the poetry of Italian writer Franco Fortini. Sam Sax’s “Bury It” won a $5,000 prize for best second book of poetry.