1991-1995 Academy of American Poets Prize Winners

Some poems may contain explicit language.

1995

  • Co-Winner: Yosha Bourgea - "American Gothic"
  • Co-Winner: Elizabeth Otto - "Diva"
  • Honorable Mention: Michael Van Vleet - "Age and Force-Fed Breath," Pauline Maralit - "Splinter," D.E. Love - "The English Girl," and Phyllis Kells - "Country Woman"

1994

  • Co-Winner: Elizabeth Irvine - "Why I Like Vanilla Ice Cream"
  • Co-Winner: Pauline Maralit - "Good China"
  • Honorable Mention: Kristopher Smith - "So Little Like Us," Deborah Dennis - "Dialogue in Five Voices," and Laura Wasko - "Round for a Liar"

1993

  • Winner: Pauline Maralit - "Flight"
  • Honorable Mention: Matt Connor and David Tyler

1992

  • Co-Winner: Adrianne Alvarez
  • Co-Winner: Pauline Maralit
  • Honorable Mention: Bob Gruenwald and Roshine Shroff

1991

  • Winner: Rochelle Robinson - "Mardi Gras 1990: A Hiatus in the Festivities"
  • Honorable Mention: Mike Buss - "The Blue," Travitt Hamilton - "the engine is running," and Kevin Marzahl - "Louis Armstrong Plays a Midwest Ballroom, c. 1956"