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Book awards: Lamont Poetry Prize

Works (40)

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The Middle Voice by Constance Carrier1954
Exiles and marriages; [poems] by Donald Hall1955
Letter From a Distant Land by Philip Booth1956
Time without number by Daniel Berrigan1957
The night of the hammer, poems by Ned O'Gorman1958
The summer anniversaries by Donald Justice1959
The lovemaker; poems by Robert Mezey1960
Nude descending a staircase; poems, songs, a ballad by X. J. Kennedy1961
Stand Up Friend With Me by Edward Field1962
Heroes, Advise Us Poems By Stoutenburg by Adrien Stoutenburg1964
The War of the Secret Agents and Other Poems by Henri Coulette1965
The Distance Anywhere by Kenneth O. Hanson1966
The marches;: A book of poems by James Scully1967
The weather of six mornings; poems by Jane Cooper1968
A probable volume of dreams; poems by Marvin Bell1969
Treasury Holiday: Thirty-Four Fits for the Opening of Fiscal Year 1968 by William Harmon1970
Concurring Beasts by Stephen Dobyns1971
Collecting the Animals (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporaries Series) by Peter Everwine1972
Presentation Piece by Marilyn Hacker1973
After Our War (Pitt poetry series) by John Balaban1974
The Private Life: Poems (Louisiana Paperbacks; L-73) by Lisel Mueller1975
The Afterlife (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary) by Larry Levis1976
Lucky Life (Classic Contemporary) by Gerald Stern1977
Killing Floor by Ai1978
Sunrise : poems by Frederick Seidel1979
MORE TROUBLE WITH OBVIOUS: Poems by Michael Van Walleghen1980
The Country Between Us by Carolyn Forché1981
Long Walks in the Afternoon: Poems by Margaret Gibson1982
The Dead and the Living by Sharon Olds1983
Deep within the Ravine by Philip Schultz1984
Victims of the Latest Dance Craze by Cornelius Eady1985
Minute Hand by Jane Shore1986
River of Heaven by Garrett Hongo1987
Unfinished Painting by Mary Jo Salter1988
Crime Against Nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt1989
The City in Which I Love You (American Poets Continuum) by Li-Young Lee1990
Campo Santo: Poems by Susan Wood1991
Wildwood Flower: Poems by Kathryn Stripling Byer1992
Stained Glass: Poems by Rosanna Warren1993
Song (American Poets Continuum) by Brigit Pegeen Kelly1994

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The James Laughlin Award is given annually by the Academy of American Poets to recognize a poet's second published book. It was named the Lamont Poetry Prize until 1995.

The award is named in honor of James Laughlin, who founded New Directions in 1936. The award has been given since 1954, and was endowed in 1995 by a gift from the Drue Heinz Trust. It carries a cash prize of $5,000.

For recent winners, see James Laughlin Award

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