Barnard Women Poets Prize

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The Barnard Women Poets Prize is a major American literary award for a book of poetry in the English language.

From 1986-1999 the prize was called the Barnard New Women Poets Prize. It debuted sixteen debut collections, supported by the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the generous alumnae of Barnard College, and published by Beacon Press.

In the new century, Women Poets at Barnard, in collaboration with W.W. Norton, inaugurated a new book prize for the best second book by an American woman poet.

Year Winner Book Judge
2009 Sandra Beasley I Was the Jukebox Joy Harjo
2007 Lisa Williams Woman Reading to the Sea Joyce Carol Oates
2006 Cathy Park Hong Dance Dance Revolution Adrienne Rich
2005 Julie Sheehan Orient Point Billy Collins
2004 Tessa Rumsey The Return Message
2003 Rebecca Wolff Figment
2000 Sharan Strange Ash Sonia Sanchez
1999 Christine Hume Musica Domestica
1998 Jenna Osman The Character Lyn Hejinian
1997 Larissa Szporluk Dark Sky Question Brenda Hillman
1995 Reetika Vazirani White Elephants Marilyn Hacker
1994 Joyce Sutphen Straight Out of View
1993 Donna Masini That Kind of Danger Mona Van Duyn
1992 Ruth Foreman We Are the Young Magicians Cherrie Maraga
1991 Frances McCue The Stenographer's Breakfast Colleen J. McElroy
1990 Dorothy Barresi All of the Above Olga Broumas
1989 Barbara Jordan Channel Molly Peacock
1988 Mary B. Campbell The World, The Flesh, and angels Carolyn Forché
1987 Elizabeth Socolow Laughing at Gravity: Conversations with Isaac Newton Marie Ponsot
1986 Patricia Storace Heredity Louise Bernikow

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