Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry' is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, published during the preceding calendar year.

Finalists have been announced from 1980, ordinarily two others beside the winner.[1]

1918 and 1919 special prizes

The 1918 and 1919 Pulitzers included Special Citations for poetry books, "made possible by a special grant from The Poetry Society", which the Pulitzer program now lists as Poetry prizes.[1] See Special Pulitzers for Letters.


In its first 92 years to 2013, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry was awarded 92 times. Two were given in 2008, none in 1946.[1] Robert Frost won the prize four times and several others won it more than once (below).











Repeat winners

Robert Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times from 1924 to 1943. Edwin Arlington Robinson won three prizes during the 1920s and several people have won two.

Carl Sandburg won one of the special prizes for his poetry in 1919 and won the Poetry Pulitzer in 1951.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Poetry". The Pulitzer Prizes (pulitzer.org). Retrieved 2009-05-26.
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